A two-page fill-in-the-blanks handout in which your students will analyze the structure, the themes, and stylistic aspects (imagery, stanza divisions, its features of ideographic poetry, and syllabic patterns) of Williams’s most popular poem, “The Red Wheelbarrow.”
An Answer Key, which begins on a separate page, follows the student handout. After it I have included some notes and commentary on Williams and "The Red Wheelbarrow" which were not discussed in the student handout. Some of these you may wish to incorporate into your class devoted to “The Red Wheelbarrow.”
The student handout is suitable as an in-class activity or for homework.
Prepared by Professor William Tarvin, Ph.D., who has published many articles on literature in scholarly journals.