William Carlos Williams
Lesson plans and teaching ideas

The Academy of American Poets - William Carlos Williams
Biography, selected bibliography, links to a few poems, and links to other WCW exhibits.

William Carlos Williams
Follow links to biography, critical commentary, and links to more than 90 poems, including some audio files.

William Carlos Williams: "The Red Wheelbarrow"
Audio file of the poem.

Literary Parodies
Students use "This is Just to Say" and other poems as models for parody.

"To a Poor Old Woman"
Teaching tips, discussion questions, and writing ideas. Click on the "Poem Guide" tab for critical commentary.

"The Use of Force"
Text of the story.

Visual Imagery in Poetry
Students explore the imagery in selected poems and then write their own.

William Carlos Williams
Follow the links to hear the poet read his own works.

William Carlos Williams
Suggestions for approaches to the poems, including comparisons to poems by other writers.



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