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William Carlos Williams The Red Wheelbarrow and The Rose Throughout my years in high school I was interested in poetry I liked reading it and even wrote sometimes just for pleasure and fun When I was in 11th grade my English teacher told me the poet is the person possessing the word of the creative imagination He also taught me that the most basic and essential function of poetry is to evoke a particular response in the reader He simply meant that each poet expresses in hisher own way and also brings out their own language that opens the revelation of what is going on secretly everywhere After reading the two works by W Carlos Williams I actually realized what my English teacher meant by it I have found Williamss poetry very changing to understand and analyze Williams seems to convey his emotion and inspiration through his short little lines of masterpieces As any other poet Williams uses his imagination that allows him to use such simple things as he applies in the red wheelbarrow The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens In The Red Wheelbarrow Williams presents a single image the setting I think is probably a farm The Red Wheelbarrow is a stark it is a bright color distinct man-made The chickens are white vague weak and auxiliary To me this poem suggests a sense of rebirth or new life In this poem the reader also picks up the four small distinct stanzas with four words each Each stanza has three words on the first line and one on the second There is not doubt that the form of this poem heightens the sense of this tone but the actual effect defies definition The fine-tuning of the visual and auditory rhythm in the poem parallels the enhancement
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