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Ezra Pound

Classical allusion is another theme of the poem "A Girl" by Ezra Pound. This short poem could easily refer to the ancient Greek myth of Daphne. As recorded by Ovid in Metamorphosis and Hesiod in...

Latest answer posted August 16, 2019 1:50 pm UTC

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound, an American poet, is known for his controversial life. Celebrated as one of the leading poets of the 20th Century, Pound's poetry comes from the imagist movement in modern poetry. In...

Latest answer posted August 30, 2012 11:34 pm UTC

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound, in his essay "A Retrospect," uses the term "musical phrase" in one of the three principles that he explains characterize his particular school of poetry. Here is the full principle as...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2019 5:39 am UTC

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Ezra Pound

Imagism was a poetic movement begun in the early 20th century. Its goal was to move away from long poems that told a story. Imagism, in contrast, often tried to capture the look and feel of a...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2017 7:02 pm UTC

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The theme of Ezra Pound's poem "The Plunge" seems to be one of escape. The speaker begins by saying, "I would bathe myself in strangeness." This opens us up to the speaker's desire to be immersed...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2018 5:06 pm UTC

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound uses the classic technique of the evocative power of sounds in his scheme (a kind of figure of speech) for evoking emotion in "Taking Leave of a Friend." The image of "Blue mountain" and...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2010 3:43 am UTC

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The second stanza really gets to all the parts of the egg and then makes the ultimate point of the poem. The yolk is the "life" of the egg, it's most essential part so he says it is the...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2012 7:11 am UTC

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Pound’s importance to Literature has three facets to it: First, as part of the Modernist poetry movement, he perfected many modernist techniques, such as blank verse, experimental scansions, and...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 3:45 am UTC

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The most famous of these poems is probably William Carlos William's "The Red Wheelbarrow." so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. As the...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2010 2:32 am UTC

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Ezra Pound's poem "Poetic Eggs" is about being a poet and producing written works. Pound uses the metaphor of the hen laying eggs to describe what it's like to be a poet. In the first of the poem's...

Latest answer posted January 1, 2018 7:09 pm UTC

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Ezra Pound’s poem “The Plunge” has been the subject of commentary by a number of analysts. Michael Alexander, for instance, in his book The Poetic Achievement of Ezra Pound, argues that the poem...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2011 1:50 am UTC

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Ezra Pound famously told Ernest Hemingway to "distrust adjectives". He felt that they could be a hindrance and that they could infect a writer, ruining his work with superflous, corrupting...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2009 8:34 am UTC

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T.S. Eliot's "mythical method" refers to a technique of modernist writing in which the present is constantly juxtaposed with allusions to elements out of myth and the literature of previous ages....

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 3:36 am UTC

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Ezra Pound compared poetry to music throughout his life. He touted his creation of "Imagism". Imagism was a movements, based on Chinese and Japanese poetry, that stressed rhythm,...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2008 3:09 am UTC

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"The River Merchant’s Wife: A Letter" is written from the perspective of the titular character. The poem succinctly describes the young woman's history with her husband. When they were children,...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2018 12:06 pm UTC

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I can find no evidence that Pound has any siblings. He was born on October 30, 1885 in Hailey, Idaho and when he and his family moved to Pennsylbania. In 1898, his great-aunt took him on a trip to...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2009 3:04 am UTC

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