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The Red Wheelbarrow

The Red Wheelbarrow

by William Carlos Williams

Man and the Natural World Quotes Page 1

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Quote #1

a red wheel
barrow (3-4)

Wheelbarrows are outdoorsy things. Do you ever see a wheelbarrow in a house or in a building? Wheelbarrows are well acquainted with nature.

Quote #2

glazed with rain
water

Who forgot to put the wheelbarrow away? Sheesh. How do you feel about that word "glazed?" What does it make you think of? Is it a positive word? Is this rain a good thing?

Quote #3

beside the white
chickens

The presence of the chickens makes us think that this is a farm or a farm-like place. The chickens indicate that we probably are not in the city or in any place urban. The fact that there are chickens but no humans around make this scene seem far more nature-oriented than human-oriented.

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