Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stevens' Sunday Morning

This is a link to Wallace Stevens' "Sunday Morning," the poem Ms. King referred to in class. Stanzas 5 and 6 are particularly related to our discussion about whether love can exist without pain. Stevens parallels those ideas presented in Tristan and Iseult by questioning in his poem if beauty can exist without death. He says that without permanent changes in the world, nothing new can come about. In other words, life without death would be boring because things would never change/new beauties would never be created. He believes that death is necessary. Any more ideas about these related topics?

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