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Table Talk - Kyle Caputo Table Talk Granted we die for good Life then is largely a thing Of happens to like not should And that too granted why Do

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Kyle Caputo October 5, 2007 Table Talk Granted, we die for good. Life, then, is largely a thing Of happens to like, not should. And that, too, granted, why Do I happen to like red bush, Gray grass and green-gray sky? What else remains? But red, Gray, green, why those of all? That is not what I said: Not those of all. But those. One likes what one happens to like. One likes the way red grows. It cannot matter at all. Happens to like is one Of the ways things happen to fall. Table Talk It is a given that death is assured, But life, contrarily, is something Fortuitous; it cannot be predicted. Given this, why exactly Do I fortuitously like red bush, Gray grass and green-gray sky? What else is there in this scene other than red, Gray, green: really, why do I like those more than any other? I didn’t mean to say that: Not “those more than any other.” Just “those” alone. One likes what one accidentally likes. One just simply likes the way red grows. It really doesn’t matter anyway. Even fortuitously liking something is Merely up to chance.
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Caputo 2 Kyle Caputo Emily Cone-Miller Literary Interpretation 5 October 2007 Fortuity and Chance in Stevens’ “Table Talk” Wallace Stevens, in his poem “Table Talk,” ruminates upon the interaction of fortuity and inevitability in the creative process through his use of repetitive phrases, self-contradiction, and his analysis of an inspirational scene being driven by mere chance. Stevens’ title itself
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course ENG V41.0200 taught by Professor Cone-miller during the Fall '08 term at NYU.

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Table Talk - Kyle Caputo Table Talk Granted we die for good Life then is largely a thing Of happens to like not should And that too granted why Do

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