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How do I change the Romantic poem, "Darkness," into a Modernist poem?

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It is not entirely difficult to change Byron's "Darkness" into a Modernist work.  The vision that Byron renders has much in way of Modernism within it.  Byron's setting of an apocalyptic reality is Modernist in its scope. Byron includes lines that are already Modernist in  timbre.  One such example would be how Byron describes the world:

 The world was void,
The populous and the powerful was a lump,
Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless—
A lump of death—a chaos of hard clay.
The rivers, lakes and ocean all stood still,
And nothing stirr'd within their silent depths;
This description is reflective of the alienation that is intrinsic to Modernism.  The "void" as the world, as well as the "seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless" condition of being is a Modernist concept.  Another example of a Modernist sensibility would be Byron's line of dogs "assail'd their masters."  This concept evokes what Woolf described as the "shift"...

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