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Analysis and comments on The Emperor Of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens

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Comment 7 of 34, added on October 22nd, 2012 at 2:18 PM.
The Emperor of Ice Cream

In response to two earlier comments: 1. That the boys and wenches are
having sex is reading something into the poem that is not there and cannot
be supported. 2. That the missing three knobs symbolize the missing
trinity in this home is also a wild idea. Stevens did not believe in "God"
so it would most likely be unimportant to him whether or not this woman was
a Christian.

Kay from United States
Comment 6 of 34, added on October 10th, 2010 at 8:47 PM.

This poem has such a deeper meaning if you truly take the time to analyze
it I love Nicks comment on the trinity idea never thought of it that way my
favorite line is let be be the finale of seem meaning let things be the way
they look and thats the end of it the main idea of the poem in my
interpretation is live live to the fullest like icecream it always melts so
enjoy it while you can the only ruler of anything is death.

Britt from United States
Comment 5 of 34, added on December 10th, 2007 at 12:43 AM.

This poem reveals that only a few things that are certain in life, and
"seeming" does not always mean "being". The setting is a funeral wake and
the theme (hedonism) is conveyed by the fact that the woman in the casket
is desregarded as the visitors pursue their own selfish desires. The
muscular man whipping up "concupiscent curds" symbolizes the basic human
satisfactions of lust and ice cream (i.e. a food that we eat simply because
of the delicious taste). Also, the dresser lacking 3 glass knobs is
representative of the trinity, absent in this household.

truly a beautiful poem with much more to interpret if you take the time.

Nick from United States

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Information about The Emperor Of Ice-Cream

Poet: Wallace Stevens
Poem: The Emperor Of Ice-Cream
Volume: Harmonium
Year: 1923
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jun 11 2014

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