Presentation on theme: "By William Carlos Williams"— Presentation transcript:
1 By William Carlos Williams As the CatBy William Carlos WilliamsPowerPoint By Stephanie Dellavia Joanie Murphy, Jack Thompson, Brad Harris, and Jake Ducey
2 History Of William Carlos Williams - Williams was born September 17, 1883 in Rutherford, NJ. - As The Cat was published/written in Before writing poetry, Williams was a doctor for most of his life. - He died March 4, 1963.
3 The PoemAs the cat climbed over the top of the jamcloset first the right forefoot carefully then the hind stepped down into the pit of the empty flower pot
4 The AnalysisIn the poem, the cat represents a human and the jamcloset represents an obstacle. The cat was hesitant about moving over the jamcloset at first, like a human might be when faced with an obstacle and needs to move forward in life. Once he gets over the obstacle, the cat is now stuck in an empty flower pot and would find it difficult to get out. Just as a human when overcoming an obstacle can be stuck in a difficult situation.
5 The Tone/Mood of the Poem The tone of the poem is cautious, but the mood is inspiring.
6 What is the form, and the rhythm of the poem? The form of the poem is in Stanzas. It doesn’t rhyme and it has no rhythm. It also is in free verse. You can read the poem like it’s a sentence.
7 The Theme Decision Making - Look at what your doing before making a decision.Look before you leapOne step at a time
8 You may participate and sing along to One Step at a Time by Jordan Sparks :