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Wallace Stevens: Poems Lesson Plan

Introduction to Wallace Stevens: Poems

The poems included in this unit are among Stevens's most frequently anthologized works and range his career. The unit focuses specifically on "Peter Quince at the Clavier," "Anecdote of the Jar," "Sunday Morning," "The Snow Man," "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," "The Emperor of Ice-Cream," "The Idea of Order at Key West," "Of Modern Poetry," and "The Man with the Blue Guitar." These poems are representative of Stevens's work as a whole and represent many different styles and themes.

Key Aspects of Wallace Stevens: Poems


The tones in Stevens's poems vary widely--some are very simple and conversational, while others are in a high poetic register, full of literary allusions...

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