William Carlos Williams: Poems

How do you interpret the conjunction “still” in the last stanza?

In “Spring and All”.

Asked by
Last updated by judy t #197809
Answers 1
Add Yours

Still operates as almost a turning point in the poem.  Even though things are dead around the path - this is the end of the winter - the "still" represents a change in the scene being described and a feeling of strength coming upon these formerly dead "things."  It changes the feel of the poem as the narrator notes that things that seemed dead are not coming alive.