Ezra Pound Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

What are the characteristics of Ezra Pound’s most successful Imagist poems?

In what ways does Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, published shortly after World War I, adumbrate the posture Pound adopted in World War II?

How has Homage to Sextus Propertius influenced later students and translators of classical Greek and Latin poetry?

Does Pound’s poetic practice contradict his poetic theories, or was he simply unable to carry out his theories in his poetry?

In what ways do Pound’s Cantos mirror the twentieth century world in which they were written?

Pound assisted many other writers. What does the diversity of their talent and accomplishments say for Pound’s literary judgment and tutorial skills?