What are the characteristics of imagism?
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Some of the main characteristics of imagist poems are free verse and lack of rhyming pattern. It was a modern movement, so there was an attempt to move away from traditional poem forms and conventions. The idea was also to transform poetry from the sickly sentimental poetry that came before.
The imagists also focused on the "image," hence the name, by using very carefully chosen and revealing language. Look at the William Carlos Williams' poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow":
- so much depends
- a red wheel
- glazed with rain
- beside the white
- So few words, but such sharp images.
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