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Ezra Pound, the most aggressively modern of these poets, made "Make it new!" his own battle cry. In London Pound encountered and encouraged his fellow friend in exile, T. S. Eliot, who wrote what is arguably the most famous poem of the twentieth century, "The Waste Land" using revolutionary techniques of composition, such as the collage. Both poets turned to untraditional sources for inspiration, Pound chose to turn to classical Chinese poetry and Eliot to the ironic poems of the 19th century French symbolist poet and then followed Pound to Europe and wrote poems which, in their extreme concision and precise visualization, most purely embodied his famous doctrine of Imagism. Work Cited 1. http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/pound.ezra.scope.html 2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/index.shtml 3. http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=162 4. http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=162
The author’s during the modern movement were able to capture the shift in attitude that was caused by a rapidly changing society. These attitudes inspired new techniques that had never been used before, with Eliot leading the way. In an age of concern and doubt he was considered a poet of worry and used that as a creative engine when most would be deterred. His personal pessimism and concerns were motivating factors used to create his work. His demons were not only debilitating, but inspiring and were captured with lines like “Time to turn back and descend the stair, With a bald spot in the middle of my hair-(They will say: “How his hairs is growing thin!”)” (40).
But he demonstrates all his uniqueness in all and every poem, delivering people with knowledge and making them see the world with different eyes as in the poem “Since feeling is first”. Biography Born on October 14, 1894, E. E. Cummings an American poet was born at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His mother had a great influence on his early interest in art and poetry. His father was a Unitarian clergyman and sociology professor at Harvard. He began his interest in writing poetry during his high school career as early as 1904 and he also began learning language such as Latin and Greek in the Cambridge Latin High School.
Zoë Edwards April 23, 2014 Dr. Vitanza English 3351 Essay III Written in two different literary periods “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning and T.S. Eliot’s poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” share various similarities with one another. While Browning can not be credited for inventing the dramatic monologue himself it was his fondness and skill for it that raised it to a highly sophisticated level. He also helped increase its popularity both with poets and the general public. His huge success with dramatic monologues served as inspiration for Eliot years later.
Even though Frost began writing in the late nineteenth century, we are still only beginning to communicate a reasonable evaluation of his poetry. Robert Lee Frost was born on 26 March 1874 in San Francisco, the first child of William Prescott Frost, Jr., of New Hampshire and Isabelle Moodie of Scotland. As crucial high school was for Frost, he found himself attracted to classical languages and literature and romantic lyric poetry. Frost took his first steps toward a career in poetry. He worked hard, reminisced over his mother's tales of heroism, and issued his first poem.
Online. Modern American Poetry. "On 'The Hollow Men.'" July 7, 2001. http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/a_f/eliot/hollow.htm Williamson, George. A Reader's Guide to T.S.
During the 1920s to the new millennium, Americans had experienced the Great Depression that changed many people’s perspective about the economy. The massive lay off to the workers had increased government’s action to take care of many struggled citizens. It then took almost a decade for the American economy to vitalize when the war began to demand large scale productions of war technologies. But as the pace of the economic recovery went up, the societal growth did not result in equal racial and gender rights. Many women and blacks in the American society after the war were still unemployed.
She believes that living a life that is not true is a tragedy. The interwar periods saw a sudden shift of people trying to trend away from their own racial backgrounds and gain acceptance into main stream culture. Because of this, America was forced to adapt and create a nation that was more open to the acceptance of these ethnic groups. The interwar decades were ones of high stress and turmoil in the United States. The Great Depression had crippled many people and the number of banks that were closing from Wetzel 2 year to year was astonishing.