Wallace Stevens

Comments & Themes

Study Questions. You can reflect and write a paper on the following topics:

  • Stevens and the elegy.

  • Compare Keats' "Ode to a Grecian Urn" and Stevens' "Anecdote of a Jar"

  • The struggle between reality and imagination

  • Compare Frost's "Death of a Soldier" with Stevens' "Death of a Soldier"

  • In what way is Stevens as "impersonal" a poet as T. S. Eliot.