Archive for March 14, 2011

The Red Wheelbarrow

The poem The Red Wheelbarrow written by William Carlos is of short extent but have so much meaning. The words the author uses (wheelbarrow, rainwater, and chickens) create the setting, a poor old farm, and makes us realize the economical view of the poem. First of all, the red wheelbarrow can be seen as the work we have; therefore if we don’t have one then we are nobody because as the poem says we depend so much on that. The rainwater symbolizes that working isn’t an easy job to do; you have to go through bad times and be persistent no matter what neither how many obstacles you can have in your path like the weather. Finally, the white chickens represent the accomplishment of your work, the hope that what you are doing isn’t in vain. Also it gives you more strength to continue doing your work and not give up.