William Carlos Williams uses ekphrasis, imagery, and structure to communicate issues of class, wealth, and love. JF
People sometimes choose to get married for shallow reasons gabbing all but the bride hands folded in her lap is awkwardly silent… Groom - higher class, bride – lower class Pour the wine bridegroom a head of ripe wheat is on the wall beside her Bride represents calmness and serenity in a chaotic place Bride is focus of attention in beginning, then other characters/ surroundings take lime light from her TR
7 stanzas, 3 lines per stanza 4-6 words per line No rhythm No punctuation Enjambment – awkward bride Capitalization – only the first word and Mayor
Tone- Williams uses a serious and sarcastic tone throughout the poem. Pov- 2 nd person Motif- Party/Wedding Mood- chaotic Repetition- 3 lined stanzas to create an endless flow
Uses imagery to inspire emotions in the reader and uses details to help the reader imagine the scene. Pour the wine bridegroom line 1 The bearded Mayor line 10 A spoon in his hatband line 21 Hound under the table line 9-10 Symbols: Wheat represents poverty, wine represents wealth/higher class
Uses onomatopoeia to add to the description of the wedding. gabbing (5 th stanza, line 1) clabber (6 th stanza, line 2) Alliteration lap is awkwardly silent simple 5 th stanza, line 3
With your group write a 4-5 sentence paragraph telling the significance of each character thats listed in the poem. (5 mins.) (bridegroom, bride, bagpipers, mayor, guests, servers)
William Carlos Williams makes it apparent that the man and woman have chosen to get married for the shallow reason of wealth instead of happiness or love.