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Spring and All

Spring and All

  

by William Carlos Williams

Spring and All Mortality Quotes

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Quote #4

Lifeless in appearance (line 14)

Here’s where the change starts to happen. He tells us again that the landscape is lifeless, but then he reminds us this is just an appearance. If death rules the first half of the poem, then the second half belongs to life. Behind all this dead stuff is the possibility of spring; death is just a mask for life. After this line, images of death pretty much disappear.

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