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William Carlos Williams' poem "Spring and All" is about how the beauty of spring slowly blossoms out of the dreary winter. Williams' poetry often focused on the details of ordinary people facing everyday situations.


William Shakespeare is famous for being one of the greatest English writers in history. He was a playwright, poet and actor who lived in the late 16th and early 17th century.


Although there is no official list of William Shakespeare's plays in order of popularity, most experts and aficionados agree that his most famous play is "Hamlet." "Hamlet" is also widely considered to be Shakespeare's best play. "Hamlet" is also the most performed Shak...


"The Second Coming" describes William Butler Yeats' views about the universe and the future, and the vision is chaotic and unpleasant, a dark twisting of the conventional beliefs about the afterlife as expressed in the New Testament. The imagery and the structure mirror...


William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States and led it to victory in the Spanish-American War, allowing the nation to gain control of Guam, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. His leadership placed the nation in a position to become a world power. An assas...


William Henry Davies' poem, "Leisure," is about people being too busy, and worrying about trivial things at the expense of their leisure time. This causes people to miss out on many beautiful and pleasing aspects of nature, including blooming flowers and the feeling of ...


Englishman William Wordsworth wrote 387 poems from the 1790s to 1850, including the collection "Lyrical Ballads," written with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and "The Prelude." English literature scholars credit Wordsworth with starting English romantic movement.