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Disillusionment of Ten O' Clock

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Disillusionment of Ten O' Clock
by:
Wallace Stevens

The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
None are green,
Or purple with green rings,
Or green with yellow rings,
Or yellow with blue rings.
None of them are strange,
With socks of lace
And beaded ceintures.
People are not going
To dream of baboons and periwinkles.
Only, here and there, an old sailor,
Drunk and asleep in his boots,
Catches tigers
In red weather.

Wallace Stevens:
worked as a lawyer for an insurance firm
believed that a poet's purpose was to interpret the external world of thought and feeling through
imagination
.
The
obscurity
and
abstraction
of his poetry was appealing among students and academicians but also lead to extensive criticism.


mostly focused on his writing and imagination
had a love for adventure and traveled to Cuba & the Florida Keys
Theme :
Ordinary people should not live mundane and meaningless, conformist lives but should choose to live more like the sailor character, who is
adventurous
and
unique
.
Summary :
The setting is a haunted house which is
boring
and
uneventful
.
The emphasis on "* white night gowns" represents
ordinary
and
unimaginative
people, who
conform
to society. Therefore, they have very bland dreams.
People who are more rough and outgoing like the sailor, are more likely to have
thrilling
and
interesting
lives.
How does the poem illustrate the Imagist Movement?

believed that poetry can be made purer by concentration on the precise, clear image
imagery alone could carry a poem’s emotion and message
wanted to rid poetry of its prettiness, sentimentality and artificiality
focused on the raw power of the image to communicate feeling and thought
preferred free verse poetry rather than traditional meter and stanza patterns
imagery poem, he vividly creates images (the vibrant colors of the night-gowns, the tiger) and delivers a clear message
He does not sugarcoat the fact that people are boring, he is critical
poem is about imagination and is not written in metrical lines (meter)
Literary Terms:
Enjambment:
"The houses are haunted by white night gowns"
Imagery:
Repetition/ Parallelism:
Euphony:
"Catches Tigers in Red Weather"
Emphasis on "or" & "Rings". (Ex. "
Or
purple with green
rings
"
"With socks of lace & beaded ceintures"
Literary Terms Continued:
Symbols:
The "white nightgowns represent the unimaginative ordinary people. The sailor symbolizes
nonconformists
who are full of
imagination
.
"Catches tigers in red weather." A classic sailing adage, "red sky at night, sailor's delight; red sky in the morning, sailor take warning" ("dreaming of tigers" represents
delightful dreams
rather than boring or frightening)
description of
playful
colored nightgowns (yellow with rings) represent
exciting
and
adventurous
people; white nightgowns symbolize boring people.
Created by:
Hannah Kim, Ericka Dessoffy, Jason Sawires, & Matt Wu
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