A discussion on a small group of poets called imagists and the tenets of the imagist school

In her first collection, the influences of Pound, Doolittle, and Fletcher are apparent. Sense of Place Flint, who lived all of his life in or near London, has many times been referred to as the poet of London.

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Taken together, these two texts comprised the Imagist programme for a return to what they saw as the best poetic practice of the past. In comparison is Doolittle's "Oread" also taken from Harmer's book , which demonstrates the imagist attempt to practice haiku by writing simply and focusing on one image: Whirl up, sea—. Rachel Blau DuPlessis, writing in H. In , when she was thirty-four years old, Lowell had four of her sonnets published in the Atlantic Monthly. Imagist poets were told to use the language of common speech, more like the language one would hear in conversation rather than the formal or decorative language often used in traditional poetry. This collection also includes poems that he wrote after the war, poems in which he uses a cynical tone to mark his disgust of societies that allow war to occur in the first place. A reactionary movement against romanticism and Victorian poetry, imagism emphasized simplicity, clarity of expression, and precision through the use of exacting visual images.

She was also an enthusiastic champion of literary experiment who was willing to use her money to publish the group. Goblins and Pagodas reflects his return to the United Statesduring which time he revisited his childhood home and then Boston, where he became enthralled with Japanese art and produced his Japanese Prints In these poems, he combines poetry, music, and art by giving colors different emotional values.

The Objectivists worked mainly in free verse.

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The beauty comes from the poems' intensity and Aldington's ability to make readers feel something akin to the poet's emotions. As part of the modernist movement, away from the sentimentality and moralizing tone of nineteenth-century Victorian poetry, imagist poets looked to many sources to help them create a new poetic expression.

Pound's Cathay also employs the theme of war.

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Originally Published: October 13th, An oft-quoted remark attributed to poet Amy Lowell applies to both her determined personality and her sense of humor: "God made me a business woman," Lowell is reported to have quipped, "and I made myself a poet. Basil Bunting , another Objectivist poet, was a key figure in the early development of the British Poetry Revival , a loose movement that also absorbed the influence of the San Francisco Renaissance poets. They do not carry a certain meaning because they are liberated from conventional ways of perception. Studying the Chinese characters, or ideograms—abstract pictures used to convey meaning rather than individual letters in an alphabet—inspired Pound to create new poetic forms. Free Verse Pound was responsible for creating six tenets designed to help poets understand what Imagism is and how it differed from other forms of poetry. Otherworld: Cadences F. It is not good art to write badly about aeroplanes and automobiles; nor is it necessarily bad art to write well about the past. In free verse the division into lines remains the important formal feature Furniss, et al. One of the tenets of the imagist manifesto was the freedom of the poet to choose any subject that he or she wanted.

He eventually returned to Europe and then came back to the United States again. After the dissolution of her marriage to Aldington, Doolittle became pregnant from a brief love affair with another man and gave birth to a daughter in Williams worked to establish an American identity in poetry, spending time moving in artistic circles in nearby New York City and mentoring young poets.

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