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When we look at Wallace Stevens poetry it is very easy to identify Stevens being a Modernist Stevens works match with Modernist thought much more than Frosts He is completely Modernist When we take a look on his poem Emperor of Ice Cream we see that he tells us how a modern funeral is being done He wants to say that death is a normal thing that we all going to experience one day In addition he talks about the bitter moment of choosing life over death at a time when life seems particularly lonely self-serving lustful for that women in his poem He says that we should be aware of the real concept of death which means that one day we would go to better place leaving our wealth beauty health work family and every thing we spent our life on the writer encourages everyone to go on with life - enjoy your ice cream because only the pleasures of life are really important he also says that the only person who has real power is the one who controls pleasure and happiness To me the Emperor of Ice Cream is Ice Cream itself also I believe Stevens is telling us that no matter what we accomplish in life and no matter how respected we become in the end we all become the dead woman cold anddumb when death comes for us Stevens was also called Supreme Fiction because he was thinking that poetry as a way of understanding reality Wallace Stevens sees poetry as a way of understanding reality So he uses Modernism as a response of social troubles like being poor alienated loneleness and culture As a result he wrote and criticize about this theme
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