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The emperor of Ice-Cream written by Wallace Stevens in 1923 is a poem of and happiness Stevens brings all of these to life through his use of diction and selection of detail For the most part this poem is very literal and straightforward telling the reader directly what is going on within the scene Only three lines could be considered figurative The piece revolves around the muscular one the one who makes the ice cream They speak of the man as one of strength who fills their cups with concupisent curds The diction used here by Stevens alludes to the strong desire ual in a way towards the ice cream When Steven tells of the cups filled with concupisent curds he speaks of cups filled with ice cream Stevens speaks of the wenches and flowers in last months newspapers For this time and period a wench was known as a He speaks of them at the event in dresses they are used to wear this gives us knowledge that the company is not formal or rich but there for support never the less Stevenss ploy is furthered even more by speaking of the flowers wrapped in last months newspapers as if there was nothing better they could afford The following line is the first figurative line in the passage Let be be finale of seem At first Stevenss choice of diction brings many questions on word choice and detail But by referring to what we already know we can conclude that Steven infers that the company in the scene is releasing and just letting this be the end Let be the end of this life Let be the final goodbye Emperor its a very clever choice of diction that Steven uses Instead of using dictator or ruler he chooses Emperor He does this wisely to show a positive side Unlike dictator or
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