The Red Wheelbarrow By William Carlos Williams: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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William Carlos Williams was an American poet during which literary movement(s)?

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1. What two specific sight images does Williams incorporate into this poem?

2. What poetic device does this poem utilize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Red Wheelbarrow' is a poem by William Carlos Williams, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on the poem's imagery and poetic devices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will assess your knowledge of the following as they relate to 'The Red Wheelbarrow':

  • Imagery
  • Poetic devices
  • Significance of the color red
  • Literary movements

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of imagism to analyze the poem
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the poem 'The Red Wheelbarrow'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of the images and color in the poem

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the accompanying lesson called, 'The Red Wheelbarrow' by William Carlos Williams: Summary, Theme & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Read and analyze 'The Red Wheelbarrow'
  • Understand the images, colors, and theme of the poem
  • Explain the imagist movement in American poetry
  • Learn about the life and work of William Carlos Williams