Archive for March 18, 2011

The Red Wheelbarrow Revisited

Now that I have read the inspiration of Dr. Williams to write the poem, it makes me realize that it still have the economical view but from a different perspective therefore the meaning changes. For example, the red wheelbarrow can symbolize the money needed for the girl’s survival. On the other hand, it is too late because the “white chickens” representing the angels are just a few steps beside her bed to take her to rest in peace. Furthermore, the rain water creates the mood in the poem, one of sadness and grief.