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The Red Wheelbarrow

The Red Wheelbarrow


by William Carlos Williams

The Red Wheelbarrow Theme of Perseverance

"The Red Wheelbarrow" makes us think about how awesome wheelbarrows are. They've been around since the days of the Ancient Greeks, and, even though they may not be the most appreciated of tools, they are still very useful to humans. This particular wheelbarrow seems to be the victim of neglect, for it has been left out in the rain. Nevertheless, it's still standing, and it even has had a poem written about it. Talk about standing the test of time.

Questions About Perseverance

  1. What kind of perseverance is going down in this poem?
  2. What kind of wheelbarrow is this?
  3. Why does our speaker focus on a wheelbarrow?

Chew on This

Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.

This particular wheelbarrow reminds us that wheelbarrows have stood the test of time.

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