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Vendler interprets section eleven as displaying the effects of "perceptual and cognitive error." She goes on to note the pervasiveness of these effects, stating that this section exhibits "the fear of the invasion of one's own self-extensions" (namely the carriage) (13).

Section eleven is, for McNamara, indicative of man's isolation from nature. This view, though quite plausible, is again limited in that it sees only isolation from nature and not reality in general. McNamara's reading becomes more complete, however, when he notes the affect of fear on the human psyche, in that it is able to shake the speaker from "his sham view of the world," if only for a brief moment (447).

Lewis notes that Stevens "engages imaginatively with the reality of space and time (the state of Connecticut at plausibly more than one time) to create an image free from spatial and temporal exactitude." The reader does not see the man of the poem riding over any specific part of Connecticut at any specific time, but rather is left to imagine the entire journey in various times and locations (Lewis, 80).

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