Spring and All
Spring and All Themes
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Man and the Natural World
This is the big theme. Williams isn’t shy about pointing it out, so neither are we. Now, this could have been a poem just about nature, and for the most part, it is. But, someone is watching...
Death opens this poem in a big way. It’s hard to think about a contagious hospital without thinking about the possibility of death. If that wasn’t enough, the landscape turns out to be...
Transformations are a major way Williams approaches nature in this poem. What he describes is "just" the changing of the seasons, but he makes it into a really big event. The world is changing, tra...
This one might seem too obvious, but stick with us here. Time is definitely a factor in that the changing of the seasons is all about the passage of time. The interesting and tricky thing about tim...
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