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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

  

by Wallace Stevens

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In Stevens's hometown of Hartford, Connecticut, you can find an honorary, 2.4-mile walk with the thirteen sections of the poem printed along the way.
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"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" was influenced by an early twentieth century movement called "Imagism." Check out Ezra Pound's Imagist poem, "In a Station of the Metro" on Shmoop, and see if you can spot the similarities. (Source)

Stevens didn't start seriously writing poems until after graduating from law school. There's still time for you! (Source)

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