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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... True or False

1. What are the boys told to wrap their flowers in? -> silk
2. The "wenches" are instructed to dress how? -> the way they normally dress
3. What decorates the dead woman's sheet? -> fantails
4. Even though the dead woman's face is covered, she's still -> cold and dumb
5. "Let be be finale of seem" is a line that stresses -> the importance of accepting life's realities