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Jasmine Scott Karina Contreras Lea Murillo Nalee Nouansai Professor Forrest ENL 45 5 March 2009 The Sound of Stein Words like experimental or risky and even in some instances the word awkward all describe the work of Gertrude Stein. Although her work may be all too experimental to understand, one must realize that because of her unique style, she was able to make a name for herself. In the poem “If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso”, Gertrude Stein’s unique style becomes all too apparent. This simple poem results in abstract speech and concepts. Though it is true that the implied meaning of the poem isn’t what makes it unique, Stein’s vast use of repetition, echo and resonance is what separates this poem from the rest. Gertrude Stein’s inspiration for her poetry lies in the work of Picasso (whose work can also be considered complex). Much like the artwork by Picasso, the poetry by Gertrude Stein could also be considered art. Picasso created art with paints while Stein created art with words. Simple lines such as “He he he he and he and he and and he and he and he and and as and as he and as he and he…” and “Shutters shut and shutters and so shutters shut and shutters and so and so shutters and so shutters shut and so shutters shut and shutters and so…” exude Stein’s strong use of repetition and blends the words so smoothly that they become mere sound and with that,
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course ENL 45 taught by Professor Sethforrest during the Winter '09 term at UC Davis.

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