Category Archives: Wallace Stevens

Sunday Morning

“Divinity must live witin herself:/ Passions of rain, or moods in falling snow;/ Grievings in loneliness, or unsubdued/ Elations when the forest blooms” (23-26) I found this poem to be incredibly beautiful, longing, passionate…Stevens describes things with such a vividness, … Continue reading

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The Emperor of Ice Cream

To me this poem seemed to obviously be about the lives of those attending the funeral of a woman.  She is “cold” “dumb” and a “lamp [affixes] its beam.”  While this is happening, woman dress up to visit her and … Continue reading

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Wallace Stevens: Thirteen Ways of Killing a Blackbird

This poem pulled me in because of its organization, specifically the use of patterns and numbers throughout: “Among twenty snowy mountains,” “I was of three minds/Like a tree/ In whivh there are three blackbirds.” I also liked how the ways of … Continue reading

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Wallace Stevens – Of Modern Poetry

I really liked Stevens’ poem “Of Modern Poetry”. His idea that poetry is constantly changing and is not always just defined by society but also by the poet. It is an accepted fact that poetry does change over time, but … Continue reading

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