Thursday, November 1, 2012

Disillusionment of Ten o'Clock

The complimenting video of Disillusionment of Ten o’Clock by Wallace Stevens provided an appropriate vibe. The message of this poem is conveyed in a respective manner, the ordinary people in white nightgown are described bleakly all the same while the drunken old sailor is portrayed in a colorful light. The choice of the color yellow on the sailor, even though its not mention in the poem, is successful in contrast to the boring people. The repetitive structure of lines four through six emphasizes the townspeople, the multitude of them and lack of difference. I love the message of the poem, the routine habits creates the mundane causing the lost of imagination. The last line “catches tigers in red weather” is so different its unsettling yet refreshing.

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