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MT.-CHOCORUA

Chocorua is a small unicorporated area in New Hamshire located about 215 northeast of Stevens' hometown of Hartford, Connecticut.  It is found within the town of Tamwell in Carroll County.  Mount Chocorua is commonly known in the area as the "Matterhorn" of the White Mountains due to its triangular summit.

Works referencing ChocoruaEdit

The Man with the Blue Guitar

"As now and called most high,

The shadow of Chocrua

In an immenser heaven, aloft,

Alone, lord of the land and lord

Of the men that live in the land, high lord.


Chocorua to Its Neighbor

Now, I, Chocorua, speak of the shadow as

A human thing.  It is an eminence,

But of nothing, trash of sleep that will disappear

With the special things of night, little by little,

In day's constellation, and yet remain, yet be


Images of ChocoruaEdit






Wallace Stevens Concordance

Chocorua, New Hampshire

Stevens, Wallace. "The Blue Guitar."  Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose. Ed. Frank Kermode and Joan Richardson. New York: Library of America, 1997. 135-151.

---"Chocorua to Its Neighbor." Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose.  Ed. Frank Kermode and Joan  Richardson. New York: Library of America, 1997. 263-268.