William Carlos Williams and His Imagist Poetry
Modernism and Imagism, two movements in literature ,which were developed in the
20th century .At the beginning of the decade ,modernism was a revolution of style .Crime,
depression, and materialism filled this...
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Admirably Apt Illustration of Imagist Poetry
Professor Candida Rifkind
October 27th 2009
Professor Candida Rifkind
October 27th 2009
The Modernist movement...
A) Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams and Marianne Moore were all modernist poets. Modernist poetry deals with experiment and innovation. All three were imagists, though at a later stage, William Carlos Williams started disagreeing with Ezra Pound.
Ezra Pound was...
Modern writers were known for their interest in experimentation with subject matter, form, and style. Such experimentation is particularly true for the poetry and drama during this period, and to some extent the same can be said of fiction. However, some of the American fiction of the period is decidedly...
Flint (“Imagists”). Imagists focused mainly on the “clarity of expression through the use of precise visual images” (“Imagism”). T.E. Hulme’s critical views inspired the movement, as imagists were revolting against the “careless thinking and Romantic optimism” Hulme generally saw (“Imagists”). Imagism...
volume was a revelation to her, opening a "door that might otherwise have remained shut," Lowell remarked (Gould, p. 51). She had become enamored of poetry and the poets Hunt discussed, particularly Keats. After she saw Eleanora Duse perform one October night she wrote her first adult poem, "Eleanora Duse...
in the American poetry magazine The Dial in June 1929 (Ferns 46). It later went on to be published in the first collection of modernist Canadian poems called New Provinces, which was edited by F.R. Scott and A.J.M. Smith.
Smith’s “The Lonely Land was inspired by both Imagist poetry and the Group of...
MacLeish, who like Cummings arrived on the poetic scene after the first imagists had created the new movement, nevertheless can be credited with the poetic summing up of imagism in his "Ars Poetica" in 1926, written well after the imagist decade had ended. It is inconceivable that such a poem could have been...
The poetry of the 19th century fireside poets is a traditional representation of American verse of the time. But the 1800s also saw revolutionary, innovative works from poets like Walt Whitman. This paper will explore the similarities and the differences between the poetry of William Cullen...
You may, for example, wish to compare epiphany in Romanticism and Modernism. Or you may choose to write a paper on metaphor in Imagist Poetry /or Romantic/or Modernist Poetry. YOU may also choose to write 5 page analysis of the selected poems (under some overarching theme, such as “Metaphysical Conceit...
the Harlem Renaissance, with the likes of Langston Hughes at the forefront of a vibrant new idiom in American poetry. Women like Hilda Doolittle and Amy Lowell became leaders of the Imagist movement. None of this is to suggest that racism and sexism had been completely left behind in the art world. Perhaps...
What is Poetry?
Poetry may be performance based, where the delivery of the words by the poet is just as important as the writing of them. It may be visually based where the look of the words and letters and their arrangement in space is the main part of the art. It may depart from predictable semantics...
recognized anthology piece in Australia, of course, but
my impression is that outside the continent Hope’s poetry is not very well known and that few
even of the most serious readers of English poetry are acquainted with “The Death of the Bird.”
In contrast to so many lesser poets of the twentieth century...
Personal Response to the Poetry of W.B Yeats
While I sometimes found the poetry of W.B Yeats challenging, I also found it interesting because it forced me to think about themes I wouldn’t ordinarily think about. For example, in his poetry he considers the theme of death and he is...
“The Trouble with Poetry”
I am ashamed to admit, that before taking my first Poetry class that I had never heard of the former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. I am even more ashamed to say that it...
education. Arnold had won a place for English literature in the school system by assuring the government of Britain that when it came to education, "good poetry does undoubtedly tend to form the soul and character; it tends to beget a love of beauty and of truth in alliance together, it suggests how ever indirectly...
Impersonal Poetry And Tradition
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Tennerstedt, Darlene, "T. S. Eliot: Impersonal Poetry And...
Although TS Eliot’s The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock contains many of the stylistic conventions that are now associated with modernist poetry, TS Eliot’s position on the established art forms and religious hierarchy that many writers of his generation rejected, and how this influenced Eliot’s...
and depended on the power of an image to convey an emotion. It has been described as one of the most influential movements in English poetry. Two common and popular Imagist poets at the time and even today are: William Carlos Williams and H.D. (Hilda Doolittle). Both of these writers knew each other from...
expression. He is also one of the leaders of the Imagist Movement of poetry. He advocated to use sharp, accurate, implicative and concise images to express concrete things, and this "in a metro station", written in 1913, is always acknowledged as the best imagist poem.
Someone says, "It is difficult to get...
War I. During this time period urbanizing and industrialization became taking place. Many people felt the need to move from the farm into cities. Imagist poets rose to the surface of literature during this time period. These poets would use imagery to paint vivid pictures in the mind of readers; the...
Archibald MacLeish’s imagist idea of art for art's sake is expressed in the poem 'Ars Poetica'. The poem is about the art of poetry or what a poem should be. It is interesting to note that as MacLeish states what a poem should be, he illustrates it as well, in the poem by successfully using paradoxes/contradictions...
00180—How does Matthew Arnold evaluate Chaucer’s greatness?
Matthew Arnold is an admirer of Chaucer’s poetry. He remarks that Chaucer’s power of fascination is enduring. “He will be read far more generally than he is read now.” The only problem that we come across is the difficulty of following...
Ezra Pound in the Imagist Movement
In the beginning of the 20th century, a poetry style called Imagism was growing. Imagism is
derived from Modernism and was created in response to Romanticism. Contrary to Romanticism,
Imagist poems consist of brief sentences of dry clarity which painted an...
Leading up to the First World War, Imagist poetry dominated the setting, and swept previous aesthetic points of view under the rug. Ezra Pound, is one of the most outstanding imagists who seek to boil language down to its absolute basic nature. Imagists believe that poetry should concentrate entirely upon...
figures–as well as one of the most controversial–of the twentieth century. He was committed and passionate about his work and about the advancement of poetry in the world. He had high standards for the arts and wasn’t afraid to rebuke anyone who didn’t meet them.
Pound was born in Hailey, Idaho in...
recognized anthology piece in Australia, of course, but my impression is that outside the continent Hopeâ€™s poetry is not very well known and that few even of the most serious readers of English poetry are acquainted with â€œThe Death of the Bird.â€ In contrast to so many lesser poets of the twentieth century...
discuss the two cardinal points of poetry:
1. The power of exciting the reader’s sympathy by faithful adherence to the truth
2. The power of giving interest of novelty by modifying the colors of imagination
These effects, according to them, are the “Poetry of Nature”
Origin of Lyrical Ballads
Repetition: restating an idea using the same words
Examples: "the war is inevitable- and let it come! I repeat sir, let it come!"
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
-Born in St. Louis, MO
-Masters degree in philosophy from Harvard (1910)
-Expatriate: moved to England in 1914
1. The three general principles of the Imagist Movement led by Pound.
1) Direct treatment of the “thing,” whether subjective or objective.
Pound means that a poem is not about what the poet feels, or what the poet thinks, or any message that the poet would like to put across. A poet needs to be...