Section 1: Introduction, To Arsene Houssaye & The Foreigner
* An introduction is given to provide background information about the poet.
* "To ArsÃ¨ne Houssaye" is a letter the poet wrote explaining his purpose for this collection.
* "The Foreigner" is a poem that reads like two people talking about the things they love.
* One voice in "The Foreigner" loves only the clouds, not family, friends, or money.
Section 2: The Old Woman's Despair, The Artist's Confiteor, A Joker & The Double Room
* In "The Old Woman's Despair", an old woman goes to visit a baby, but the baby cries making the woman feel old and useless.
* "The Artist's Confiteor" is about an artist who cannot capture the wholeness and beauty of nature.
* In "A Joker", a rich man cracks a joke at a donkey's expense.
* The narrator of "The Double Room" has a dream that removes him from his dreary life.
Section 3: To Each His Chimera, The Fool and Venus & The Dog and the Vial
This section contains 1,193 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)