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Analysis and comments on The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams

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Comment 59 of 189, added on February 5th, 2008 at 9:24 PM.

The person who said the red, white and blue. for wheelbarrow, chickens and
water. Water is clear, the ocean is blue because it is the reflection of
the sky.
And another mentioned that Williams wrote this poem after checking for
strep throat. I read elsewhere that it was after he had delivered a baby
who had died during the delivery. Where are you getting your facts?

dlrkdus from United States
Comment 58 of 189, added on June 6th, 2007 at 8:57 PM.

the background to this poem is that Williams, who was a physician, was with
a terminaly ill child, looking out a window, he saw a wheelbarrow across
the courtyard. he thought if he could just get the child to walk to the
wheelbarrow, the child might have a chance to live. the child never made
it out of the bed, and the poem is about how he paid more attention to
getting the child to walk than to live.

bob from Canada
Comment 57 of 189, added on May 17th, 2007 at 7:03 PM.

I know what it means
its about poetry
its not straight forward
he is saying that so much depends on the little details to make poetry
right

Big-D-Rob
Comment 56 of 189, added on May 6th, 2007 at 11:37 PM.

this poem exposes what is wrong with society. Other races, or the lower
class have always had it rough. the red wheelbarrow is their form of life.
old technologies, like the wheel, is how the wheel barrow works. The red
stands out because is is the color people associate with several things
such as violence, or communism. The white chickens are the bourgeois,
businesses owners of the time period this was wrote in. They can survive
without the support of the wheelbarrow, and so they are just beside it, not
in any action with it. every line of this poem is something W.C.W. was
trying to expose, and to try to make a change.

b from United States
Comment 55 of 189, added on May 6th, 2007 at 10:04 PM.

what is so bad about this poem

Anthony from Australia
Comment 54 of 189, added on May 6th, 2007 at 9:37 PM.

the pome is to small

jon from United States
Comment 53 of 189, added on May 3rd, 2007 at 10:51 PM.

come on....both "sexy jew," and "jessie," both of your comments were
uncalled for. sexy jew...yours is just TMI and jessie....nice sterotype!
that could have been really hurtfull to some people....so i think you need
to be more mature....both of you!

wow from United States
Comment 52 of 189, added on April 10th, 2007 at 11:02 AM.

sorry..."sexy jew" but your comment was so uncalled for
it proves your insolence.
no wonder...your a jew!

jessie from United States
Comment 51 of 189, added on April 3rd, 2007 at 4:33 AM.

i think it's quite humorous to see that so many people waste their lives
commenting on what they think this poem means. i mean...my dick is longer
than this poem. he probably wiped his ass and described what the shit on
the toilet paper looked like. there is no deeper meaning. if anything, this
guy had Tourettes and randomly shouted out these words. they don't mean
anything. poo poo on you :P

sexy jew from United States
Comment 50 of 189, added on April 1st, 2007 at 7:29 AM.

Sorry, d, but Carlos can not possibly be using the word chickens without
inferring that they are the cowards.

ea

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Poet: William Carlos Williams
Poem: The Red Wheelbarrow
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