Wallace Stevens, The Snow Man Analysis
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A paradox of winter
An implication is often more important than a direct statement. Wallace Stevens, who was born in Pennsylvania, graduating from Harvard University and New York Law School and having worked as a lawyer, published his first poem and won the Pulitzer prize in 1955. Stevens wrote one of his most extraordinary poem, "The Snow Man," using robust imagery and difficult metaphors. At first, readers could hardly catch the meaning behind his poems. Stevens`s poems characteristically deal with metaphysical matters and generally, most of his poem abstract things related with imagination and reality. Accordingly, Stevens puts the poem into dramatic form and contrast scenes between first part (first-half of the poem until the semi-colon) and the last part (rest of the poem after the semi-colon). Additionally, there are scenes of rich and vivid imagery in this poem. Especially, there are two opposite ideas which are impossible to put together but Stevens uses that concept and made readers believe there might be possible ideas contained in the poem, such as fullness and emptiness. Stevens achieves this by using contrasting diction and imagery, creating a paradox of winter. Therefore, it thwarts readers` expectations in both its form and its content.
Stevens, Wallace. "The Snow Man." The Northon Anthology of American Literature 7th ed. Ed. Nina Baym. Vol. D. New York: Norton, 2007. 1441. Print