Document Type

Original Study


Tender Buttons is a compilation of poems published by American writer Gertrude Stein in 1914. It is an experimental piece. In it, Stein describes commonplace items using descriptors that are not often associated with them. Each poem examines a unique perspective on a common thing. “Objects”, “Food”, and “Rooms” are the three sections of the book. The Cubism Stein employs reflects the experimental character of Stein's collection. Her poetry are packed with rhythm, repetition, and sound. This research deals with Tender Buttons as Cubist poem. It analysis these poem and sheds light on the Cubist elements that is found and used by Gertrude Stein