Compare the dull world of reality and the colorful world of the imagination in Wallace Stevens’s Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock and Adrienne Rich’s Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers

Between the Dull and Colorful World of Poetry “The Disillusionment of 10 ‘O Clock” was Wallace Steven’s work associated with pure imagination and somehow needs more justification to relate in the natural setting. The lines which stated “The houses are haunted by white gowns” (Stevens line 1-2, qtd. in Bachlund) implied a scary setting which is uncommon for readers to relate since scary encounters with ghosts seldom happened and may not be real. The writer Wallace Steven was known for his works which focused more on “philosophical framework between real things happening around over pure imagination of the human mind” (Bachlund n. pag.). The poem seemed to revolve around a setting which lacks liveliness and intensity as this does not clearly state a stable point of focus. On the other hand, this can always bring excitement to readers who believe there is in fact another world beyond reality. Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers written by Adrienne Rich is a colorful side of poetry. This implies stable focus on “feminist perspective” which clearly describes the significance of women (Sierra College n. pag.). The line “The massive weight of Uncles wedding band Sits heavily upon Aunt Jennifers hand” (Rich line 7-8) describes the adventures and struggles of Aunt Jennifer on her marriage. Her description was associated with tigers, which makes the poem more compelling and lively (Rich). Both poems are magnificent poetic works of art but “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers” implies more of the real and common world over “The Disillusionment of 10’O Clock.” Readers of Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers can easily connect and can even activate their imagination as this involves real challenges of life and entity such as the tigers themselves. Nevertheless, they both involve and describe the variations and sides of poetry: the dull and colorful world.
Works Cited
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