I. How Verse Forms Create Something New

Williams, William Carlos
October 1955
New Republic;10/31/55, Vol. 133 Issue 18, p16
This article evaluates the American language by comparing and contrasting it with the British English. Americans are to be of any importance in the world, by what they have marked upon the poems. Since the poem is formally the place where language most carries the mark of any race that uses it, the poem is most important for one to note. When the U.S. began consciously to form itself, it adopted as a matter of course the British English language and taught it in its schools. The American language is much more importantly a modern language facing an old, than its name indicates. It is moreover a modern language facing at deeply entrenched language of great beauty which because of that is loved in the word.


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