Stein, Gertrude. “If I Told Him”

1. Discuss how Gertrude Stein’s playful manipulation of language along with her deliberate vagueness and repetition contribute to the thematic effects of “If I Told Him.”

2. How do you see Gertrude Stein being satirical and/or humorous in “If I Told Him”? Based on your experience with and knowledge of today’s world of art and design (and its followers), which of these satirical or humorous elements are still relevant to the contemporary “scene”?