The Red Wheelbarrow Analysis Essay example

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The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. The Red Wheelbarrow Summary
Our speaker reflects on how important a certain red wheelbarrow is. This wheelbarrow is wet from a recent rain, and there happen to be white chickens hanging out with the wheelbarrow. The End.
The Red Wheelbarrow Summary
Line 1 so much depends * Our speaker doesn't say "much depends" or "things depend" or "I depend," he says "so much depends." That "so" makes us feel the gravity of the situation. It's as though our speaker really wants and needs to drive the point home. * The verb "depends" is a strong one too, and one that suggest a that whatever is being
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These are some special chickens. * Again, the second line of this couplet looks (visually) as though it were holding up or supporting the first line, emphasizing the idea that so much depends upon the wheelbarrow. * Are these chickens part of the "so much" that depends upon the red wheelbarrow? What kind of relationship do you think these chickens have with said wheelbarrow? In a Station of the Metro | | by Ezra Pound | | The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. | | | | |
In a Station of the Metro Summary
A man sees a bunch of faces in the subway and thinks they look like flowers on a tree branch.
"In a Station of the Metro" Summary
Line 1
The apparition of these faces in the crowd; * The poet is watching faces appear in a crowded metro (subway) station. * You wouldn’t know it only from reading the poem, but we’re in Paris, which means that everyone looks really nice. * The poet is trying to get us to see things from his perspective, and the word "apparition" suggests that the faces are becoming visible to him very suddenly and probably disappearing just as fast. They almost look like ghosts. If you’ve ever been in a crowded subway, then you’re probably familiar with this
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