Thursday, March 17, 2011

The. Red. Wheelbarrow.

The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

The Red Wheel Barrow by William Carlos Williams is about the importance of a red wheel barrow that is glazed with water beside a chicken coup. There seems to be an underlined meaning of poverty in the poem. On the farm a wheel barrow is used for a number of farm chores.
The poem is set in a certain rhythm and is stressed on syllables. The poem is extremly descriptive, using color as well as imagery to personify objects. The color red and white seemlessly blends into the poem but jump right at you. The use of the word glazed depicts a thin shiny coating of water on the overturned wheel barrow. The colors stand out because of their contrast with one another: the white chickens contrast with the red of the wheelbarrow. The wheelbarrow can be seen as important economically, It adds beauty to its surroundings.

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