Ezra Essays

  • Ezra Pound

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    Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot on Modernism On Ezra Pound’s quote on modernism, he claims that "the modern age wants a literature that reflects an image of itself: "accelerated" and mass produced ("a mould in plaster/Made with no loss of time) as well as superficial." This means that today’s society wants a literature that resembles itself, fast paced and shallow. Society want literature that is direct and straightforward simply because people find it too "time consuming"

  • Ezra Pound's In a Station of the Metro

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    Ezra Pound's In a Station of the Metro Before this week, I had never read any poetry by Ezra Pound. I noticed immediately that many of the poems are very short. "In a Station of the Metro," for example, is two lines. In the essay "Imagism," the second rule of imagistes is said to be "to use absolutely no word that did not contribute to the presentation." I think this rule helps explain why some of Pound's poems are so short. Obeying the second rule of imagistes will be harder the longer the

  • Ezra Pound developing ideas

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    Ezra Pound's Developing Ideas Often called "the poet's poet," because of his profound influence on 20th century writing in English, American poet and critic, Pound, believed that poetry was the highest of the arts. You never would have believed that a writer and optimist such as Ezra Pound would have been born in Hailey, Idaho in 1885. From the sound of his work you'd thing he was definitely one of those European Imagist. In 1908, after teaching college for two years, Pound traveled abroad to Spain

  • Tobit, Ezra, and Nehemiah

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    Ezra and Nehemiah are accounts complementary to one another. Both books of the Hebrew Bible speak of men who serve God as leaders of fellow men. Ezra, “a scribe, well-versed in the law of Moses” (Ezra 7:6) is concerned primarily with the rebuilding of Jerusalem’s temple and following the prescriptions found in the Mosaic covenant and Nehemiah, is concerned with the rebuilding Jerusalem’s wall as expressed in a portion of Nehemiah 2:17-20, “‘You see the evil plight in which we stand… Come, let us

  • "In a Station of the Metro" by Ezra Pound

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    Ezra Pound, the founder of imagism, was born in Hailey, Idaho, on October 30th, 1885 (Flory 308). Growing up in Philadelphia, Ezra Pound knew at fifteen what he wanted to do; he wanted to become a poet ("How"). In additon to his writings, he defriended and assisited many of the greatest writers of his time with their careers: T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams, James Joyce, Robert Frost, and Ernest Hemingway (Flory 308). In 1913, he published Contemprania, a group of imagistic poems that included

  • Ezra Pound In A Station Of The Metro Analysis

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    Ezra Pound’s upbringing is certainly the simplest thing about him. Born in Hailey, Idaho to Isabel and Homer Pound in 1885. He was educated in the rural area of Philadelphia beginning in 1889. Pound was raised in a relatively normal middle-class home and as an only child had extremely high expectations for himself. One of his unrealistic goals at the age of fifteen was “that by thirty he would know more about poetry than any man living”. He kept himself busy, taking on multiple challenges throughout

  • Sex In Ezra Pound's Coitus

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    Anti-traditional Conception of Sex in Pound's "Coitus"   Critics have been fascinated and often baffled by Ezra Pound's shifting poetic style, which ranges from the profound simplicity of "In a Station of the Metro" to the complex intertextuality of the "Cantos." Pound's significance derives largely from his constant resolve to break traditional form and ideology, both literary and poetic. What is particularly unique about Pound, however, is that as he continually establishes precedence, he

  • Aging in Matthew Arnold's Growning Old and Robert Browning's Rabbi Ben Ezra

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    Aging in Matthew Arnold's Growning Old and Robert Browning's Rabbi Ben Ezra Contemporaries of the Victorian Age, Matthew Arnold and Robert Browning wrote the poems, "Growning Old" and "Rabbi Ben Ezra," respectively, to express their views on aging. Arnold suffers tremendously, for he lives in melancholy solitude with his deteriorating body, helpless in his moral and physical pain. Browning, a happier man, finds much joy in his age and comfort in the moral and spiritual strength which God gives

  • How Did Ezra Pound Collaborated With The Nazi Regime?

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    Propagandist Ezra Pound actively supported the ideologies of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler during World War II. How was the case of this influential scholar different from other traitors who collaborated with the Nazi Regime? This is the central question for my research paper based on the research I have collected thus far. By studying how the life of Ezra Pound fits into the historiographical sequence of research I have gathered, it has become clearer that he was controversial later on because

  • A Rhetorical Analysis Of Prufrock By Ezra Pound

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    1. The author of this passage, Ezra Pound, is well-known as the founder of imagism. The movement came about in the early 20th century and was a reaction to Romanticism. Imagism favored simplicity, clear and precise expression, and to avoid abstraction through detailed visual images. Imagism writing rejected metered form and was usually short, free-verse. In this passage, Ezra Pound is emphasizing all of these ideals. Imagism writes almost in “instant” snapshots, and carries both emotional and intellectual

  • The Life and Works of Ezra Jack Keats

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    learning to analyze their works and the methods used to make them effective literary pieces for children, it is certainly appropriate to apply these new skills to evaluate a single author’s works. Specifically, this paper focuses on the life and works of Ezra Jack Keats, a writer and illustrator of books for children who single handedly expanded the point of view of the genre to include the experiences of multicultural children with his Caldecott Award winning book “Snowy Day.” The creation of Peter as

  • The Book of Ezra by Zechariah

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    The author of the book is Zechariah, he whom the lord remembers. The book was written to the Jews in Jerusalem that had returned from their captivity in Babylon. The book was written in and around 520 B.C. The major theme of the book, is rebuilding the Temple, only the first step. When we read Zechariah, it is almost like reading Haggai all over again. The messages are very similar and they are written around the same time. There was said to be a year between the two and their message of encouragement

  • A Closed Family In Anne Tyler's Dinner At The Homesick Restaraunt

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    ”(Tyler 294). He never recovers from his father leaving. The optimism of Ezra is never noticed by the family. He never let his past affect his life and very little bothered him. The family does not notice his optimism because Cody resented it, Jenny ignored it and Pearl misunderstood it. His optimism is shown when Cody is reflecting on their childhood, about how bad it was and how their mother was a “shrieking witch”. Ezra responds, “She wasn’t always angry. Really she was angry very seldom, only

  • Ezra Pound Poetry Analysis

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    A poet Ezra Pound, by translating 15 Chinese poems written by Li Po into English, made a great contribution to the Chinese literature becoming famous in the Occident. The name of the collection was Cathay (1915), and The River Merchant’s Wife was one of those. The original version of it, 《长干行》 by Li Po will be followed first before the English translation of Ezra Pound. Literature is always interactive. Thus, not only can the thoughts of people who write/translate it, but also those of people who

  • Ezra Pound Research Paper

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    Although Ezra Pound may not be one of the most prominent authors of history, he is still remarked as being one of the finest to write. Pound moved from place to place constantly collecting new ideas to write about. Even though Pound is best known as a poet, he was also a critic and a broadcaster. He decided to become more involved in society after doing most of his popular works. His most popular endeavor many believe is to be The Cantos. In order for one to gain a full understanding of who

  • Ezra William's Interview Report

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    The following was an interview conducted by Ezra William, the individual that was participated was Justin Kelly. In doing this interview, JK was asked multiple questions that and to do with his interests and family. EW told KB thanks for being a part of the interview and then started the questions. EW first asked JK how he likes to spend his free time, JK responded by saying he is not that social and loves spending time at home watching WWE and playing video games, JK then talked with EW that he

  • Carl Sandburg And Ezra Pound

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    The beauty of the English language is that there is a word for all situations. Poets, Carl Sandburg and Ezra Pound were master wordsmiths. Pound tries to mesh the magnificence of nature with the metronomic rhythm of an underground rail-system in his poem “In a Station of the Metro”. Sandburg also attempts to unite nature and the cityscape. The pulse of Sandburg’s “Fog” plays out similar to Planet Earth. Unlike Planet Earth, which has hours of narrative explaining the grandeur of earth; “Fog” is able

  • Analysis of Donahue's Sister from Thom Gunn’s The Passages of Joy

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    come to be called the "Movement". Members of the Movement "rejected what seemed to them the Romantic excesses of the New Apocalypse (whose most prominent member was Dylan Thomas), and. . .were equally dissatisfied with the modernist revolution led by [Ezra] Pound and [T.S.] Eliot" (Ellmann and O’Clair 1335). Gunn has criticized modernists for "strengthen[ing] the images [in their poetry] while...banishing [the] concepts" (Qtd. in Ellmann and O’Clair 1335). Members of the Movement "sought greater concreteness

  • Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast

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    Feast In Ernest Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast he tells the tale of his early career and life in Paris. He tells of his meetings with famous writers, poets, and the times that they had. He spoke especially of Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ezra Pound. He did have a tendency to portray them a little bit unfairly. He was a little critical of them because of the fact that he shared so much time with them. Usually when people spend lots of time with each other they begin to be annoyed by their

  • Leadership Essay

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    With God’s help the Biblical leaders Ezra and Nehemiah were able to fulfill their roles as leaders in the Jewish community. These men of God were chosen to be leaders to pray for the Israelites, relay Gods commands and encourage the people. As God’s leaders Ezra and Nehemiah carried out their respective duties even if fierce opposition awaited them. According to scripture, Ezra was the son of Seraiah. His lineage makes him a priest in the line of Aaron. His duty was to teach the law and work as a