Topics for Further Study
Draw an illustration of the opening scene of the poem, as the woman is contentedly lounging at home.
T. S. Eliot’s famous poem The Waste Land also deals with the subject of Christianity. Compare and contrast Eliot’s view on this subject with that of Stevens in “Sunday Morning.”
Construct an argument that a Christian would use that would counter that offered in the poem. You could begin by insisting that the imperishable bliss the woman is seeking could only come from a devotion to Christian dogma and ceremonies.
Define and research the practices of ancient Greek religions. How are these ancient religions used in the poem?