Ezra Pound Poetry Analysis

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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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The idea of faces in a crowd are like wet flower petals stuck on a tree branch. Even though the words don’t exactly say that the imagery is strong because it’s something we’ve all seen somewhere before in our lifetime. The idea is simple, the image is strong, and the words are short; this is what started to forge poetry into what it is that we currently study and write today; making it something as complex as a sonnet or as short as a two-lined work. The image conveyed is what makes it special. Many people who study poetry believe that “Pounds imagism which morphed into Vorticism after 1913, gave poetry in English its focus on simple, concrete diction and spare syntax, as well as its emphasis on strong visual imagery, which continues to this…show more content…
Stein 's way of writing helped to influence a group of individuals known as "The New Moderns." These individuals all held a gathering place where they came to express thoughts and ideas and listen to those of Stein; this place was called The Talon at 27 Rue De Fleurus (“Gertrude Stein" 1). Throughout the years, Stein 's influence grew to reach individuals outside writing as well. "Among those whose careers she helped launch were painters Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, and Pablo Picasso; what these creators achieved in the visual arts, Stein attempted in her writing" (“Gertrude Stein" 1). Stein combined several words together in her pieces because she liked the way they sounded abstract. The content of her pieces lacked narrative, but in reality appealed to the thoughts and feelings of Stein. "Stein was a bold experimenter and self-proclaimed genius; she rejected the linear, time-oriented writing characteristic of the nineteenth century for a spatial, process-oriented, specifically twentieth-century literature" (“Gertrude Stein" 1). Stein 's collection of literature included: dense poems and fictions, often absent of plot or dialogue, which yielded memorable phrases (“Gertrude Stein" 1). One of Steins more famous "phrases" that depicted this style was "Rose is a rose is a rose" (“Gertrude Stein" 1). Stein felt that there was much more
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