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The Red Wheelbarrow Analysis

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Agriculture has always been an important component to the American economy and is what America was founded on. During the colonial period, the tobacco plant was the first plant to be harvested for profit and helped sustain a living for the first groups of families that were sent to live in America. Farming, whether it be for commercial or as a source of food, was widespread and was the main reason America was livable for the early colonies. If farming wasn’t used properly back then, then America would not be what it is today. In William Carlos Williams’s poem “The Red Wheelbarrow,” he uses the elements of imagery, emphasis, and form to convey that agriculture is vital to America’s economy and should not be altered or forgotten. The imagery …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how williams uses emphasis to get the reader to focus on certain words that were purposely emphasized in the poem. the red wheelbarrow symbolizes agriculture since it was one of the main tools with a wheel utilized for farming.
  • Analyzes how the lack of capitals in the poem indicates capitalism is causing the agriculture aspect of the economy to become less like it used to be.
  • Analyzes how williams uses the same technique when he mentions the rainwater in the third stanza, which is separating them on two lines: "glazed with rain/ water."
  • Opines that modernizing is the key to a successful economy, but it doesn't mean that the farming industry should be reduced to the back burner when thinking about contributing to an ever-growing economy.
  • Analyzes how william carlos williams' "the red wheelbarrow" uses imagery, emphasis, and form to convey that agriculture is vital to america's economy and should not be altered or forgotten.

This could symbolize how much work is put into farms and there is barely any time for anything else, such as, capitalizing letters at the beginning of lines. Another possible reason for the lack of capitals in the poem is a hint at how capitalism is causing the agriculture aspect of the economy to become less like it used to be. Capitalism is associated with private businesses or companies, such as Dell. This is a more well known company and is also one of the largest privately owned companies in America. Dell is known for its PC units and other various contributions to electronics. During Williams’ time, technology was just starting to advance and become a new thing for citizens even though not everyone could afford them. Williams must have noticed the shift towards technology and industrialization America was taking to hopefully better its economy. Even though during the time that the poem was written, which was in the 1920s, America was doing incredibly well based on its economy, but this change didn’t sit well with Williams. What I mean is that technology, during Williams’s time, grew at an alarming rate especially since before industrialization, there were not many inventions that altered the American life as the car or the telephone did. For many people this change can be scary and difficult to adjust …show more content…

Even though some people think modernizing is the key to a successful economy in the future, it doesn't mean that the farming industry should be reduced to the back burner when thinking about what is contributing to the ever-growing economy. My point here that agriculture is vital to America’s economy and should not altered should interest those who live in farming communities. Beyond this limited audience, however, my point should speak to anyone who cares about the larger issue of making sure agriculture is seen as an important asset that benefits citizens and other industries that utilize the products that are

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