Sunday Morning Questions and Answers

Sunday Morning

Wallace Stevens’ “Sunday Morning”, as many of his poems, combines almost austerely complex intellectual puzzles and abstract tone with sensuous and striking imagery. Written in unrhymed iambic...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2012 5:23 pm UTC

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Sunday Morning

In Wallace Stevens's masterful and eloquent poem, "Sunday Morning," the first two stanzas tell the reader about whom and what the poem is concerned: an older woman has death on her mind, and all...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2010 2:49 am UTC

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Sunday Morning

This is a very complicated poem which asks big questions about life, death, faith, and the promise of paradise. The woman in the poem, having chosen to spend Sunday morning at home in her...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2018 8:04 am UTC

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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, there was a growing literary movement to break free of the traditions which seemed to reflect a past that no longer fit with an increasingly technological...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2020 1:15 pm UTC

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In Wallace Stevens’ poem “Sunday Morning,” Palestine is called “Dominion of the blood and sepulcher” (15) for a number of possible reasons. The woman mentioned in the first stanza of the poem seems...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2011 2:20 pm UTC

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Sunday Morning

Wallace Steven’s poem “Sunday Morning” opens with a woman enjoying a leisurely breakfast: Complacencies of the peignoir, and lateCoffee and oranges in a sunny chair, And the green freedom of a...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2021 3:59 pm UTC

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Sunday Morning

Though generally regarded as an extended meditation on life, the universe, and everything, "Sunday Morning" by Wallace Stevens is also concerned with how an individual tries to derive meaning from...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2020 10:35 am UTC

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Sunday Morning

In "Sunday Morning" by Wallace Stevens, the allusion to mythology and religion are part of the speaker's argument that nature and religion are not in conflict with one another, but, rather...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2010 3:05 am UTC

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Extensive nature imagery is used. In fact, so much is used that it is impossible to list it all without recounting the entire poem. Broadly speaking, the imagery is first semi-domesticated—the sort...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2008 2:36 am UTC

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The opening of the final stanza of Steven's poems contrasts Christianity with the preceding image of pagan relion and the images of natural order which conclude the poem. The contrast of Jesus tomb...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2011 5:33 am UTC

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One possible interpretation of this line ("Death is the mother of beauty") is that the occasion of death is an opportunity to remember the positive and pleasurable aspects of the deceased person's...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2009 2:16 pm UTC

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Sunday Morning

The poem is written in blank verse, which means that the lines do not rhyme. The poem's structure is similar to poems of the romantic poets, like Keats and Wordsworth. The poet uses this style to...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2008 5:20 am UTC

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