Analysis Of The Red Wheelbarrow

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“The Red Wheelbarrow” was written by a famous poet named William Carlos Williams in 1923. The poem represents the interaction of nature (“rain water”) and man made mechanical objects (“wheelbarrow”).In the poem “The Red Wheelbarrow”, William Carlos Williams uses imagery details to give a mental picture of the red wheelbarrow and chickens. The theme could be taken many different ways.You could see it as perseverance, duty, or man vs. nature. Perseverance because the wheelbarrow has been around so long and they are very useful to humans, but this wheelbarrow is neglected. Duty because the poem says “so much depends” on the red wheelbarrow. It has a duty, a purpose bigger than we can understand. Man vs. nature because the wheelbarrow is made by man and it set in the rain with nature.…show more content…
When he says the “so” it really brings out and shows the depth of the situation. When he says it “depends” it must be something of great importance. The next line says “upon” which i think there is a reason he placed this preposition here. The poem says “so much depends upon”, and the first line literally rest upon the word “upon” in line two. In line three it says “a red wheel”, the adjective red is more than what it sounds. It really pops when reading the poem, almost like it was meant for more than just describing the color of the wheelbarrow. So we know so much depends on the red wheelbarrow, but we don't know what. The wheelbarrow has been around for over 2,500 years. If you didn’t know that was ancient greek times. William’s just left it at that so we could interpret it the way we wanted to. That’s why he didn’t specify what depended on the red

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