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The Last Words of My English Grandmother Summary

By William Carlos Williams

The Last Words of My English Grandmother Summary

The speaker tells the story of his grandmother's last day on earth, starting in the dirty sickroom where she's been bedridden. The two get into a spat about food and whether she ought to go to the hospital or not. Next, we see her taken into an ambulance, where she spends some time looking at trees while on the way to the hospital. With her last words, she declares that she's tired of trees and seemingly the whole world along with them.