Comment -120 of , added on April 1st, 2007 at 4:55 AM.
i somewhat agree with janen. i think the red wheelbarrow symbolizes the
everyday little things that we take for granted. the white chickens is just
to juxtapose and create an image in our heads. in that way, we already
begin to notice the wheelbarrow more, as the colours contrast and red
stands out. plus, the enjambment of wheel barrow makes one realize[it has
wheels, and is shaped like a barrow].
Comment -121 of , added on February 24th, 2007 at 11:29 PM.
I believe that this poem is about the white and the other races subject,
that the whites are chickens and that because they are white, they do not
depend on the red wheelbarrow's rain because they are white and in that
idea, more dominant to themselves because they have more things, etc. The
rest of the races depend on the red wheelbarrow because of what it gives
them that they cannot get from a fresher source because of their race and
racism. The red wheelbarrow is not fresh but it is the only other thing
that allows the other races to survive which shows that they have hard
lives where the whites don't because of their race.
CHeese from United States
Comment -122 of , added on January 30th, 2007 at 4:07 PM.
i think the red wheelbarrow is a poetry which signifies every simple things
in life that sometimes we try to ignore although it may be so helpful in a
lot of times.
janen from United States
Comment -123 of , added on May 17th, 2006 at 3:08 AM.
I'm not sure what's more amusing-
the people who don't like this poem
or the people that do. If you want to
know why I say that read The Red Wheelbarrow-
Solved by Terrence Hopper at this website:
Comment -124 of , added on April 26th, 2006 at 1:17 PM.
I LIKE TOTALY LOVE THIS POEM I LIVE MY LIFE BY IT i love it so much. its
like so inspirational it makes me wanna ride a wheelbarrow and look at
white chickens like yeaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh
Monina from Brazil
Comment -125 of , added on April 25th, 2006 at 6:53 PM.
SOS...I just don't get it, this poem seems so empty...and the worst part is
that I have a poetry exam tomorrow!!!
Micha from Canada
Comment -126 of , added on March 30th, 2006 at 6:06 PM.
im doin a project on William and if anyone could email me information on
what this poem means or anything you think would be helpfull for a grade 12
english project i would greatly appreciate it
Comment -127 of , added on March 30th, 2006 at 2:38 PM.
The person Jasmine who said this poem doesnt make sense is an idiot. Anyone
can see that Williams has used his mastery of imagery to show much more
than a red wheelbarrel, if you were to look for a deeper meaning then you
would find one.
mike from United States
Comment -128 of , added on February 7th, 2006 at 4:33 PM.
The Kami-sama of all poems is the Williams. He uses such simple imagery of
split second images to make one beutiful poem. The red wheelbarrow is swift
and nimble in its simplistic word play that even a simple high school
dropout to a child of the age of five could understand its profound and
deep meaning. The king of poems is undoubtably this man. In fact this man
is so masterful even he does not know how masterful he is. I truly weep for
his passing and I will continue to mournh until my own life is forfit to
the unyelding power that is death personified.
Comment -129 of , added on January 22nd, 2006 at 2:49 PM.
I just find this poem beautiful! So clear and simple. Can't you just SEE
those sharp colours. Feel the textures, the glaze of the rainwater, the
cold shiny surface of the wheelbarrow.More beautiful than the image it
conveys is just the stringing together of those separate words. At each new
line, the picture acquires more focus. What I love is the way the poet
managed to conjure up the picture so progressively, serenely, like drops of
water adding up and making up a small universe
isabel from France