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How is William Carlos Williams's affection expressed in "The Red Wheelbarrow"?

The exact quote you're alluding to is presumably this one, cited at Wikipedia: ["The Red Wheelbarrow"] sprang from affection for an old Negro named Marshall. He had been a fisherman, caught porgies ...
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Why are some people dissatisfied with the titling of "The Red Wheelbarrow"?

The new title spoils the minimalist effect of the poem. Firstly, for reference, the text of the poem itself is simply this: so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the ...
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What does "and who is poorer than he who is in love..." from "The Mental Hospital Garden" by William Carlos Williams mean?

It's true that the narrator is not 100% positive about the lovers/patients in the garden. He asks St. Francis to forgive them—which implies they have done something that needs forgiving—and later ...
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Writing/Poetry technique - Requiring reader to have prior knowledge

This is called allusion, a reference to something outside the text. It is common, not just in poetry, but in literature of all types. It can be an extremely effective technique for an audience that ...
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What is "This is Just to Say" about?

From here: Williams's poem allows the reader a wide range of possibilities. He or she is free to decide whether it is "about" temptation, a re-enactment of the fall, or the triumph of the ...
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Effect of enjambment in "The Red Wheelbarrow" by William Carlos Williams

Asking about the effect of enjambment in this poem, is asking how it is different than this: so much depends upon a red wheelbarrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. The same poem, ...
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What is "This is Just to Say" about?

I checked multiple sources for you, and I found a common thread. Wikipedia says that it is just about plums, as they define it as an imagist poem. Imagists poems are defined by wikipedia as. ...
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