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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