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Analysis and comments on The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 73 of 183, added on February 13th, 2012 at 12:39 PM.

The author deserves for the monument:DD

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Comment 72 of 183, added on February 13th, 2012 at 11:54 AM.

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Comment 71 of 183, added on February 12th, 2012 at 1:39 PM.

Yeo2xF Informative, but not convincing. Something is missing but what I can
not understand. But I will say frankly: bright and benevolent thoughts!...

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Comment 70 of 183, added on July 17th, 2010 at 7:04 PM.
The Red Wheelbarrow

Because poetry is all about the interactive thoughts of the reader and the
'drawing' ability of the writer, every interpretation is valid. I would
like to point out the use of the word "depend" in the first line & how man
(wheelbarrow)is inter-dependent on nature (chicken & rain and soil). The
inter-dependency of all living things represent a cycle of existence. Why
red & white? Red would be the bolder, more vibrant color of roosters and
white, the symbol of innocence & purity (the chicken). Masculinity &
Femininity are also inter-dependent for the existence/continuation of life.
The concept 'wheel' is different than the concept of 'barrow'...likewise
the concept of 'rain' and 'water'. The words themselves depend on each
other to complete the full thought. Williams has 'drawn' a simplistic
rural scene that serves to point out our responsibilities, humility, and
understanding of our existence in the natural world.

Melissa from United States
Comment 69 of 183, added on April 12th, 2010 at 4:13 PM.

I dont understand the poem its to short man

john from United States
Comment 68 of 183, added on April 12th, 2010 at 4:13 PM.

I dont understand the poem its to short man

john from United States
Comment 67 of 183, added on March 9th, 2010 at 6:36 PM.
The Red Wheelbarrow

A child would not write "So much depends upon" nor would they say the
wheelbarrow is "glazed in rainwater" thereby transform its aesthetic. Like
good haiku, this poem says a great deal about life by observing the real in
everyday life.


Rodney from United States
Comment 66 of 183, added on October 21st, 2009 at 4:38 AM.

i really don't get this poem i just thinks it is about like simple things
and he felt motivated to write about a read barrow and chickens lol

unknown 2 u from United States
Comment 65 of 183, added on March 18th, 2009 at 7:22 PM.

I think that this poem is saying that it is the little things in life that
matter. He is giving an example of this by describing a red wheelbarrow
sitting in the rain beside some chickens, and NOTHING MORE!!

Aaron from United States
Comment 64 of 183, added on March 16th, 2009 at 6:24 PM.

meh. i understand that many people think this is a brilliant poem. but it
seems disappointing that of many modern poems, this would seem to be the
epitome of poetic evolution. this is not like cubism, which is actually
difficult to draw. these are words a child could write down. art is all
about practice, passion, and perfection. i'm not about to call a child's
stick figure a work of genius.

kylie from United Kingdom

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Red Wheelbarrow
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