The Idea of Order at Key West
The Idea of Order at Key West Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Literature and Writing
For Stevens, the poet's job goes beyond putting words together in interesting ways (sorry, Jay Z). He believes the poet has the power to actually complete the natural world, to help all of us exper...
What? You thought Wallace wasn't going to bring the philosophy? Think again, busters. In "The Idea of Order at Key West," we can see Stevens grappling with something called philosophical Idealism....
Art and Culture
Despite what you may have seen on The Voice, or early rounds of American Idol, singing is an art. That means singers are artists. For his part, Stevens wanted us to make this association in "The Id...
While this poem isn't about religion, religious language and spirituality are definitely strong components. It's almost like Stevens wants to present art as a kind of religion. While many of you mi...
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