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The Emperor of Ice-Cream

The Emperor of Ice-Cream


by Wallace Stevens

The Emperor of Ice-Cream: Finish that Thought Quiz

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Q. Call the roller…

of the big cigars
of the delicious pastry dough
of the loaded dice
skating champions
Q. Let the lamp…

burn bright with desire
affix its beam
be the finale of seem
be a lamp
Q. […] bid him whip

In violent strokes
In kitchen cups
In mixing bowls
It good
Q. Take from the dresser of deal…

A pair of underwear
Lacking the three glass knobs
Embroidered fantails
Cheap wood
Q. And spread it so as to…

affix its beam
be the finale of seem
make some toast
cover her face