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    Hey! I'm reading a poem called "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams and I think I'm getting mixed up with its language.

    Here's the poem:
    so much depends
    upon

    a red wheel
    barrow

    glazed with rain
    water

    beside the white
    chickens.

    Are the lines "a red wheel barrow" and "the white chickens" metaphors or symbolism?
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    Lol wtf?!??

    Sorry, I cannot help. Consider this a free bump. :o:

    Oh but do read an article I've linked to here:

    http://www.umich.edu/~jlawler/Languagesaspoems.pdf
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    Oh okay. Cheers anyway
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    i don't know...

    but i don't think it is because there's absolutely nothing for the reader to go on to construe anything symbolic.

    i have a feeling the poem is just a lengthened haiku and meant to sound nice.
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    (Original post by mckenna)
    Hey! I'm reading a poem called "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams and I think I'm getting mixed up with its language.

    Here's the poem:
    so much depends
    upon

    a red wheel
    barrow

    glazed with rain
    water

    beside the white
    chickens.

    Are the lines "a red wheel barrow" and "the white chickens" metaphors or symbolism?
    I don't think they are. This poem is all about the importance of something very ordinary. How and why it's important is left up to the reader to answer.
 
 
 
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