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The Emperor of Ice-Cream

The Emperor of Ice-Cream


by Wallace Stevens

The Emperor of Ice-Cream: A Rose is a Rose is a... Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Emperor of Ice-Cream? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What are the boys told to wrap their flowers in?

last month's newspapers
more flowers
Q. The "wenches" are instructed to dress how?

the way they normally dress
in black clothes
in skimpy clothes
the speaker doesn't mention their dress
Q. What decorates the dead woman's sheet?

a unicorn
polka dots
Q. Even though the dead woman's face is covered, she's still

cold and dumb
at peace with herself
the emperor of ice-cream
wishing she had ice cream
Q. "Let be be finale of seem" is a line that stresses

the importance of appearances only
the importance of accepting life's realities
the importance of repetition
the typos poets make