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Anecdote of the Jar

Anecdote of the Jar

by Wallace Stevens

Visions of America Quotes Page 2

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Quote #4

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?

Quote #5

It did not give of bird or bush,
Like nothing else in Tennessee. (12)

Though the country is ever-developing, it can't be debated that there are still a lot of wild and growing things in America, even, if not especially, in Tennessee. America is a wild country, try to tame it as we may.

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