Ezra Pound 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"

  • "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

  • 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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    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 force. Pound, by

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • Carl Sandburg And Ezra Pound

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    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 to mesh the city and nature in just six lines. Pound interlaces the urban landscape

  • Obscenities and Blasphemy in Dead and Dubliners by James Joyce

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    desires, it is Mr. James Joyce. His works have not only seen the ugly side of criticism but have even been placed under trial. His novella “Dubliners” was banned due to accusations of obscenities and blasphemy. Yet, many critics and writers, including Ezra Pound, saw Joyce’s work as avant-garde and evolutionary. Despite the many obstacles Joyce endured, his works were published and proposed a different design to literary art. “Dubliners” in particular, introduced a style of writing that broke off from the

  • Era Of The Imagist Era

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    that led this movement included H.D., Ezra Pound, and Carl Sandburg. Each leaving a mark on what we call the Imagist Period. The American Dream during the Imagist period was comprised of people wanting to achieve a simpler life; this dream being represented through more transparent style of writing, and purer poetry. Written by Ezra Pound, A Few Don’ts by an Imagiste represents a whole new era evolving into a more simplistic style of literature. In this piece, Pound talks about what is necessary in your

  • Robert Frost Research Paper

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    The Story of Robert Frost What makes poetry valuable? What kinds of things play into the making of a good poet? These are questions that should fill the minds of an investigative reader. To completely understand a piece of work it is important to understand where these words came from. In the case of Robert Frost, his specific work and circumstances answered the questions of how and why he is considered a valuable author. Robert Frost is a valuable poet who, inspired by the time period and despairs

  • Poetry as organised violence, committed upon ordinary speech: Different Poems

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    This essay intends to respond to the statement "Poetry is a form of organised violence committed upon ordinary speech” through the use of poetry by William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound and E.E.Cummings. Using the poems ‘The Red Wheelbarrow’ and the untitled poem ‘poem’ (Williams), ‘In a Station of the Metro’ (Pound) and the untitled poem ‘Poem, or Beauty hurts Mr. Vinal’ (Cummings), this essay will attempt to show that different styles and lengths of poetry, with different subject matter through

  • Summary Of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land

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    Eliot’s “The Waste Land” I found that the meaning did not change due to the heavy cuts made by both Eliot and Ezra Pound. At first, I thought that the parts which were removed would have affected the meaning of the poem, but instead, it did not. All the large cuts from the poem involved around one person. For instance, in “The Burial of the Dead,” the original fifty-four

  • Robert Frost Research Paper

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    Frost writes about real-life situations, and like English poet Edward Thomas and American poet Ezra Pound, their poems either dealt with war or breaking tradition of modernism. With comparing Frost and Thomas, they both met in London in 1913. Living with each other in America, writing, teaching and farming, they become close, which is vital to each

  • The Politics of Red in Winter vs the Art In the Station Metro

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    Poetry is a very subjective art it is up to the authors to determine how they want to convey their message to the readers. Both Ezra Pound’s poem “In the Station Metro” and Emma LaRocque’s poem “The Red in Winter” use imagery, that is very subjective to interpretation, to convey their message in an economic manner. Pound’s artistic imagist poem shows that art isn’t just visual but it can also be portrayed through words alone; and that imagery is a powerful aspect of poetry. LaRaque’s however is

  • Understanding Lyric Poems through Tone and Metaphor

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    based on certain criteria. It is useful to compare these poems so that one can identify and become familiar with the different styles in lyric poetry. Similarities and differences can be found in the lyric poems “In the Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound and “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats when comparing the criteria: tone and metaphors. Each poem has it own tone or mood. A specific poem may depress the reader, while another may fill him/her with complete ecstasy. Both poems, “In

  • The Little Review Analysis

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    movement, but what was unique about them was their type of modernism; one which blended old ideas with new concepts. These were the men who represented The Little Review with their words, while their valiant leaders: Margaret Anderson, Jane Heap and Ezra Pound were the ones who represented The Little Review through their admonishing of their past lifestyles to take on a new adventure—or maybe an old adventure in a new light.

  • Ernest Hemingway and Fitzgerald on the Expatriate Experiance

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    Freedom from stultifying artistic conventions and the burgeoning corporate culture, and life in a bohemian community with cheap francs, an old order debunked by the war, and an already established network of expatriate heavy hitters (Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound). Even among the American expatriate class, however, there was a division between groups. There were those who went to Paris to fully immerse themselves in the bohemian lifestyle (even if part of it was more show than reality) and interact and bicker

  • Walt Whitman's Accomplishments

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    A good example of that is Ezra Pound, he is a writer in the early 1900’s and was impacted immensely by Whitman’s style of writing. Pound went on to write a book called “The Pact”, which is significantly about Whitman, and how he inspired and grabbed the attention of Ezra Pound’s life (Gundersen). Ezra Pound went on to say that Whitman had really touched his life in and out of the poetry world, and he “Paved a way for