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The Red Wheelbarrow

According to the enotes Study Guide on "The Red Wheelbarrow," the theme of the poem is as follows: Themes and Meanings What “depends upon” a red wheelbarrow, white chickens, and rain? The reader...

Latest answer posted March 21, 2010 6:37 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

Imagery is absolutely central to this poem. It has no particular meaning or message outside of the image it seeks to convey. The poet, William Carlos Williams, uses color imagery in particular to...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2019 9:08 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

There is only one metaphor in this incredibly short poem, and it's expressed by the following lines: "a red wheelbarrowglazed with rainwater..." The red wheelbarrow is presented to us as being...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2018 9:56 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos Williams was writing within an early twentieth-century literary style called imagism, a reaction to Romantic poetry that focused on creating precise visual images. In striving to...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2019 7:48 pm UTC

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William Carlos Williams wrote this poem in 1923. It was supposed to have been written as Williams, a pediatrician, was attending to a very sick young girl. The poem depicts the image that was...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2008 4:42 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos William’s poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” disobeys at least one rule of good writing: it uses a vague subject (“so much”) and never tells us what that subject is. What, example, depends...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2011 7:47 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

I think that one of the most striking elements of Williams' poem is how a sense of surprise at something so common. The common element of a red wheelbarrow is constructed to be something more than...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2013 12:29 pm UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

Of the strategies mentioned, I believe "The Red Wheelbarrow" is described best when referring to Formalist Strategies. Research states that "Formalist critics focus on the formal elements of a...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2010 6:57 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

This is one of those questions that I suspect could have several different answers, depending on how fancy you want to get. I am going to aim at the one in the middle...the one that is easiest to...

Latest answer posted October 11, 2011 1:28 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos Williams’s poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” is comprised of perhaps the most famous collection of sixteen words in all of American poetry: so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2012 10:16 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

The element of curiosity in both of Williams' poem rests in how the ordinary events of daily life can resonate so loudly in a poetic condition. In "The Red Wheelbarrow," Williams takes a common...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2013 1:00 pm UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

Poets use words to create images in the minds of their audiences. These words typically appeal to the audience's senses. Poets try to make us see, hear, feel, smell, and even taste what they are...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2012 12:28 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

William Carlos Williams’ "The Red Wheelbarrow" is a brief imagist poem describing the utilitarian value of the titular object. The wheelbarrow is "glazed with rain/ water" and stands "beside the...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2018 7:47 pm UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

The difficulty--the potentially frustrating difficulty--is that there are no identifying clues to the speaker of the voice. The voice is clear: there is a tone of frustrated (ah ha!) deferment of...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2012 6:42 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

This is an incredibly short poem written as a part of the Imagist movement in the early twentieth century. This movement focused on the creation of clear and vivid images to convey ideas rather...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2019 12:32 pm UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

What depends upon a red wheelbarrow? Answer: So much. What is the significance of the glaze of the rain water or the white chickens? Answer: So much depends upon the reader/observer. There is no...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2010 8:40 am UTC

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The Red Wheelbarrow

"The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams Applying the psychological approach to interpreting the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow” by American writer William Carlos Williams, it is apparent that...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2015 5:02 pm UTC

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Let us remember that in his poetry William Carlos Williams was looking for a return to the barest essentials in poetry. In this way his form, style and diction is marked by its sparseness and its...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2011 7:18 pm UTC

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