The poetic movement of Imagism
, which occupied a key moment in Ezra Pound's career and the Modernism of T.
It is thus not impossible to advance Rosenberg as a transitional figure for Modernism during the years 1914-1918, between Ezra Pound's pre-war Imagism
36) This is a feature of Imagism
, but there could also be, in the connection and contrast between the organic trees and the mechanical Hills Hoist, a playful allusion to the nature/culture dichotomy deriving from Campion's studies in anthropology.
originated in London, and the poems quoted above describe London and Paris, neither of which cities held Major League Baseball franchises in the 1915 and 1916 seasons.
Other styles of writing poetry were dominant this past century--from Amy Lowell's Imagism
to Robert Lowell's confessional poetry.
But there are also valuable essays on eighteenth century women poets, lyric poetry between 1740-1790, women poets of the Romantic period, Victorian poetry (an especially well written overview), modernist poetry, and imagism
For example, as Robert von Hallberg has shown in "Libertarian Imagism
," Donald Davie's oft-quoted pronouncement that "the development from imagism
in poetry to fascism in politics is clear and unbroken" is undermined by imagism
's "libertarian or antisocialist rather than protofascist" political engagements in the pre-WWI milieu.
Among the most fascinating chapters are those that trace the influence that Yeats's commitment to the bardic arts had on imagism
and later developments in modernism.
Pound successfully learnt the skills of how to apply "hard images" in poetry and showed it to the readers by publishing Cathay and thus had his theory of Imagism
Editing Fenollosa's manuscripts under the title The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry fascinates Pound so much that by the summer of 1914 he begins to explain Imagism
"in terms that involved the ideogram" (Coffman 15).
Christ (160), comparing the imagism
of Tennyson's Mariana and Eliot's Prufrock, writes that the detailed elements of the description of landscape form a very vivid formula creating an objective correlative for Mariana and similarly, "Images function in much the same way in "The Love Song of J.
With the aid of Verlaine and Archibald MacLeisch, Pratt locates what he calls a 'mutation' from Symbolism into Imagism
prior to examples from the French, Greek, and Chinese as illustrative of the transformations Pound wrought upon his influences--no other poet 'ever borrowed from as many poets and languages as Pound did' (p.