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Form Poems Mountain Graveyard by Robert Morgan for the author of “Slow Owls” Spore Prose stone notes slate tales sacred cedars heart earth asleep please hated death The Red Wheelbarrow By William Carlos Williams so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. CONSIDERATIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING (The Red Wheelbarrow) 1. FIRST RESPONSE. What “depends upon” the things mentioned in the poem? What is the effect of these images? Do they have a particular meaning? 2. Do these lines have any kind of rhythm? 3. How does this poem resemble a haiku? How is it different ? l(a by E. E. Cummings l(a le af fa ll s) one l iness CONSIDERATIONS FOR CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING 1 . FIRST RESPONSE. Discuss the connection between what appears inside and outside the parentheses in this poem. 2. What does Cummings draw attention to by breaking up the words? How do this strategy and the poem’s overall shape contribute to its theme?

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