Ezra Pound's Poetry Essay

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From the 1900’s to the 1950’s poetry began changing to a more contemporary style of writing, a style that would bring forth more readers of the modern era to see the world around them in a different point of view. Many, many different poets emerged from the modern age of poetry; some names being very familiar such as Robert Frost, T.S. Elliot, and Sylvia Plath. Some of these poets made the poetry that we study today what it is; in our discussion we will be talking about Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and E.E. Cummings.
Ezra Pound is best known as the founder of imagism and for his usage of it in his poems. Imagism being clarity of expression through the use of precise images; this being the pinnacle device used to convey his point across in a
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His name is Edward Estlin Cummings but, he eventually became the famous poet E.E. Cummings. Edward’s mother introduced him to writing at an early age. After that, he began writing poems in high school. Then, in college, “his studies there introduced him to the poetry of avant-garde writers, such as Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound,” (Chin). After that, Cummings became inspired by their movement, he decided to be a professional poet and painter. E.E. Cummings was typically known for his style. For almost all of his career, he published his own art until “in the 1940s and '50s, with a burgeoning counterculture, that his style of writing came to be more favored by the masses and he gave live readings before full houses,” (E.E. Cummings Biography). When The Dial published 7 of his poems, it gave him an immense audience to influence them to join the movement with his nonconformist style. E.E. Cummings was typically known for his style. His punctuation and style were unconventional and not traditional; He played with syntax, word placement and visual arrangements to make the readers use new eyes when they read his work. Therefore, the way he wrote made his poems stand out and unique. One quote from E.E Cummings that stood out was “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really
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