Wallace Stevens is one of America’s most respected 20th century poets. He was a master stylist, employing an extraordinary vocabulary and a rigorous precision in crafting his poems. But he was also a philosopher of aesthetics, vigorously exploring the notion of poetry as the supreme.
Wallace Stevens is one of America’s most respected 20th century poets. He was a master stylist, employing an extraordinary vocabulary and a rigorous precision in crafting his poems. But he was also a philosopher of aesthetics, vigorously exploring the notion of poetry as the supreme fusion of the creative imagination and objective reality.
Stevens’ first volume of poetry Harmonium is widely argued to be a pronouncement of ontological nihilism—that is, an emptying out of, or inability to believe in, the being of the world around him. There is, for example, his famous poem “The Snow Man,” which concludes, “the listener who listens in the snow and nothing himself beholds nothing that is not there, and the nothing that is.Although several critics have mentioned nature in Stevens’ poetry, many fail to recognize it as a stylistic tool, condemning their analyses as being superficial, since it clearly transcends a single poem. It is instead a conscious decision by the author, which shows his own appreciation for nature, and the ambiguous role it plays for mankind. Stevens’ use of nature reveals it is not a.Had Wallace Stevens not existed—a lifelong insurance executive writing some of his country's most insistently metaphysical poetry—it would hardly have been plausible to invent him. Yet Stevens had actually committed himself to writing poetry before taking a position with the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company; the job was a way to earn a living. He was born and grew up in Reading.
As the figure of Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) becomes so entrenched in the Modernist canon that he serves as a major reference point for poets and critics alike, the time has come to investigate poetry and poetics after him. The ambiguity of the preposition is intentional: while after may refer neutrally to chronological sequence, it also implies ways of aesthetically modeling poetry on a.Read More
Wallace Stevens was not a highly renowned scholar, but he did have an understanding of what he was writing. He could describe his work, and he could put it on paper for others to see. As a student now finally gaining a respect for poetry it is nice to see what a poem writer thinks about his job. It is amazing to see that a poem can be made of any topic, and maybe that provides another point in.Read More
The palm at the end of the mind, Beyond the last thought, rises In the bronze decor, A gold-feathered bird Sings in the palm, without human meaning, Without human feeling, a foreign song.Read More
The aforementioned guidelines that Wallace details in “On Modern Poetry” are dead on and may have shaped the way that poems are created to this day. He captured the true essence Of poetics While allowing the reader to continue doing their job, Losing their mind and their imagination. Stevens weaves a visual path through the job description of a poem and leaves the reader wondering what is.Read More
Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, as the son of Garrett Barcalow Stevens, a prosperous country lawyer. His mother's family, the Zellers, were of Dutch origin. Stevens attended the Reading Boys' High School, and enrolled in 1893 at Harvard College. During this period Stevens began to write for the Harvand Advocate, Trend, and Harriet Monroe's magazine Poetry. After leaving.Read More
Get an answer for 'Is Wallace Stevens’s definition of poetry in “Of Modern Poetry” the same now? Give an example of a contemporary piece of poetry to support your comparison.' and find.Read More
Wallace Stevens (2011). “The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play”, p.302, Vintage “The Palm at the End of the Mind: Selected Poems and a Play”, p.302, Vintage All poetry is experimental poetry.Read More
Wallace Stevens was regarded as one of the most significant American poets of the 20th century. Stevens largely ignored the literary world and he did not receive widespread recognition until the publication of his Collected Poems (1954). In this work Stevens explored inside a profound philosophical framework the dualism between concrete reality and the human imagination. For most of his adult.Read More
The year 1955 would close the account on Wallace Stevens, the gray-suited, gray-faced insurance executive who, after leaving his office each day, would rush home to write lush and lovely lines of poetry — some of the greatest verse written in the 20th Century. His life ended in a Hartford hospital where, his family having withheld the fatal diagnosis, he died mistakenly thinking his.Read More
Thus, abstract expressionism in painting, existentialism in philosophy, the final forms of representation in the novel, the films of the great auteurs, or the modernist school of poetry (as institutionalized and canonized in the works of Wallace Stevens): all these are now seen as the final, extraordinary flowering of a high modernist impulse which is spent and exhausted with them.Read More