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The Idea of Order at Key West

The Idea of Order at Key West


by Wallace Stevens

The Idea of Order at Key West: The Big Picture Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Idea of Order at Key West? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Which of the following is Stevens exploring in the poem?

imagination and reality
the cost of making art
the Florida coastline
trick question—Stevens was a poet not an explorer.
Q. The singer in the poem is a metaphor for…

the artist
the beachcomber
the tourist
Q. "The Idea of Order at Key West" is written in…

blank verse
a really difficult way
a really, really difficult way
one long stanza
Q. Blank verse means the poem is…

not very intelligent
written in iambic pentameter
not as dangerous as poems using live rounds
Q. Historically, Ramon Fernandez was…

A literary critic
A baseball player
A singer
it depends on who you talk to