In she said. But they’re so beautiful”

In the poem “The Act” by William Carlos Williams, there’s no line breaks like the previous poem, and he doesn’t seem to focus so much on a single words. One thing I noticed in this poem is the constant mention of the letter “r” in words as shown in this line, “There were the roses, in the rain.” (1) the more I read the poem, I feel that the sound of it makes the poem flow. Another quote that stood out to me was it’s meaning, when the speaker says “Don’t cut them, I pleaded.

They won’t last, she said. But they’re so beautiful” (1-3) In other words, the speaker believes that roses are beauty and don’t want them to wither, Meanwhile the other person doesn’t agree and saying that beauty won’t last, therefore “we” all lose our beauty.

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