An analysis of the presence of religion in everyday life from a democratic and spiritual approach by reviewing Wallace Stevens' poem, "Sunday Morning."
# 5369 | 1,285 words | 1 source | MLA | 2001 |
Published on Jun 06, 2002 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis)
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This paper is an analysis of the themes and messages of Wallace Stevens' poem "Sunday Morning." It explores the following themes: Religion is not connected to a sacred time or a sacred community, Religion and religious experience is the province of all, religion is present everywhere. It includes key excerpts from the poem that explain the author's intentions when writing the poem. The poem addresses the search for meaning that every human being experiences.
From the Paper:"One of the most important themes in American Literature is the presence of the sacred in the everyday. Religion is not relegated to a sacred time or a sacred community. Religion and religious experience is the province of all. It is possible everywhere one goes. It is not only possible in old and archaic lands. Wallace Stevens' poem "Sunday Morning" explores these themes by beginning with a very banal image, that of a woman having breakfast on a Sunday morning. Note that she is not in church, even though it is Sunday."
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