Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gertrude Stein Tender Buttons Final

Gertrude Stein uses repetition, alliteration, and other literary uses to create poetry like none other. She is constantly expanding on pronunciation or the order of words and her language. Using repetition, and exaggeration of terms, phrases, or single words, this book explores the unique stance Stein takes on poetry. The imagery comes from an old recipe box that I have, scanned in the imagery, and broke it apart. I think the imagery and wood binding give it a bit of a vintage look, color palette and all. Overall, each poem is unique and has its own way expressing the poetry and how the words can come to life. There is a good pace and rhythm to the book as well, some poems are more exaggerated and some are more refined and follow a certain rule so the viewer is always going to get something new each time. 

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