The Red Wheelbarrow is one of William Carlos Williams＇ main representatives. In his works, he claims that thought only exists amid things, that is, to use the simplest things and the plainest words to discern social reality. Previous researches on this poem are mostly concentrated on imagism and symbolism, but few researchers have studied this poem from the theory of defamiliarization, not to mention the tragic color. This thesis is to demonstrate the tragic color in The Red Wheelbarrow by defamiliarizing its creation of image and its structure, that is, the stanza arrangement, rhyme and rhythm, pronunciation and grammar, and to point out the origin of the tragic color--the marginized people： the black and the feminine, which further reveals the theme of this poem.
The Red Wheelbarrow defamiliarization tragic color