Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock
by Wallace Stevens
Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock Versions of Reality Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
The houses are haunted (1)
Ghosts aren't real, but they do exist in our imaginations—and movies, of course. But the figurative language has already got our creative juices flowing. Our minds can turn these normal suburban houses into haunted ones. Neat.
By white night-gowns. (2)
White nightgowns represent our base level of imagination—meaning this is what a department store sells us for cheap. Sure, one may have a lace collar, and another might have ¾ sleeves, but for the most part, they all look just about the same.