Wallace Stevens: Is God Real and does it Matter? Poem Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Wallace Stevens: Is God Real and does it Matter?
A discussion of the structural techniques and juxtaposed imagery used by Wallace Stevens in his poem, "Sunday Morning."
# 119737 | 1,629 words | 1 source | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on May 23, 2010 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)


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Description:

This paper discusses the existence of God and whether it really matters, according to Wallace Stevens' poem, "Sunday Morning." The paper discusses the basic ideas conveyed in the different stanzas of the poem and then examines the structural techniques and juxtaposed imagery that Stevens uses as a way to disguise his arguments under layers of debate.

From the Paper:

"In addition to the conversational style, Stevens utilized a slightly inconsistent stanza format to emphasize specific ideas within his poem. At first glance, Morning follows a set format, consisting of eight stanzas, each containing fifteen lines of blank verse. A reader needs to question this strict pattern because it directly contradicts Stevens' argument that manmade rules prevent a person from experiencing life. Although each line appears to consist of ten beats, a closer examination reveals a subtle variant in this pattern as each stanza includes at least one eleven beat line. Stevens uses this beat variation to highlight significant ideas throughout the poem."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Stevens, Wallace. "Sunday Morning." 1915, 1923. The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume D. Sixth Edition. Ed. Nina Baym. New York: W.W. Norton, 2003. pp 1238-1240.

Cite this Poem Review:

APA Format

Wallace Stevens: Is God Real and does it Matter? (2010, May 23) Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/wallace-stevens-is-god-real-and-does-it-matter-119737/

MLA Format

"Wallace Stevens: Is God Real and does it Matter?" 23 May 2010. Web. 30 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/wallace-stevens-is-god-real-and-does-it-matter-119737/>

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