Anecdote of the Jar
by Wallace Stevens
Anecdote of the Jar Visions of America Quotes
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It took dominion everywhere. (9)
Isn't this kind of what the pioneers did when they moved West, bringing the untamed wilderness under their dominion by force of will (and might)? Of course, this conflict was not without unspeakably tragic costs (to Native Americans, most particularly). How do you think the speaker feels about this kind of dominion?