Wallace Stevens 'Disillusionment Of Ten O' Clock

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I found “Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock” by Wallace Stevens challenging to understand. I find the descriptions of what the gowns could have been difficult to understand. The author uses a lot of denotation for the description instead of abstract ideas. For example, I don’t understand why the speaker focuses on the lack of strangeness in the clothes. It could allude to the fact that the wearers aren’t interesting or are all the same, but I wonder if there is a connotation that I’m missing. It could mean that since they live the same lifestyles, there is a lack of adventure that they are missing out on. I tried rereading the lines with descriptions of how the gowns should have been and the lack of fun dreams, but I don’t see how it relates to
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