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Of Modern Poetry

Of Modern Poetry

by Wallace Stevens

Of Modern Poetry: Imagine all the People True or False

1. What do the skating man, dancing woman, and combing woman represent at the end of the poem?Modern poets
2. Who is the invisible audience in this poem?Future readers of the modern poet's work
3. Who are the "men of the time" and the "women of the time"?People who are trapped in their everyday routines and schedules
4. According to Wallace Stevens' grammar, what does the "actor" figure symbolize?The modern poet
5. Who is "A metaphysician in the dark"?The actor, which symbolically means the modern poem

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