The Red Wheelbarrow Questions and Answers
by William Carlos Williams

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What is the significance of the lack of punctuation in "The Red Wheelbarrow"? What is the significance of the line breaks in the poem?

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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 on this red wheelbarrow? The success of this one farm? The order of the entire universe? Or what? It seems only fitting to me that the poem should disregard other conventions, such as capitalizing the first...

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