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Samantha Erck Research Paper Wallace Stevens Inside the Gray Flannel Suit Rationalists wearing square hets Think in square rooms Looking at the floor Looking at the ceiling They confine themselves To right-angled triangles If they tried rhomboids Cones waving lines ellipses- As for example the ellipse of the half moon- Rationalists would wear sombreros Six Significant Landscapes Collected Poems p73-75 Wallace Stevens is considerd one of the most important poets of this century His style was unique and diffrent The way he used words to optain the reality of something that cant be touched is an amazing and brilant talent Stevens was a very successful lawer and business man as well as a great peot We usually think of peots and artists as starving artists Stevens was a very accommplished lawer and was still able to write beautifull peotry His peoms useually contadicted his lifestile but that might be were he got his insperation He had a wife family and career he had a very queit lifestyle But his peotry is very loud and abstract Wallace Stevens was born in 1879 in Reading Pennsylvania As a child he started out at parochial schools and later enrolled in public schools Wallaces parents encourage him to read which helped him become a better writter In school Wallace was an excellent student After high school he continued his education at Harvard University where he became involved with two Harvard newspapers first the Advocate and then the Harvard Monthly After leaving college he moved to New York City He worked as a journalist and considered a literary career But his father encouraged Stevens to become a more practical career in the law business He worked as a lawyer for a few years in New York He worked at different firms and then at the Fidelity and Deposit Company He finally settled at the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company where he became
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