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    William Williams' Spring and All

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    William Williams' "Spring and All" The Modernist era of poetry, like all reactionary movements, was directed, influenced, and determined by the events preceding it. The gradual shift away from the romanticized writing of the Victorian Era served as a litmus test for the values, and the shape of poetry to come. Adopting this same idea, William Carlos Williams concentrated his poetry in redirecting the course of Modernist writing, continuing a break from the past in more ways than he saw being done

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    E. E. Cumming's Life and Accomplishments

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    he provided meaning and direction for those lost in the creation of a new post-war, modernist society. He cleared the path for those struggling to self-identify and individualize. Through a vast collection of poetry and short novels, Cummings played a significant role in the modernist movement of literature. “E.E. Cummings was, without a doubt, one of the most startling poetic innovators to write in the English language. Each stanza, each line, each word demands separate explication in relation

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    Elements of Modernist Writing

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    to the Modernist movement. The movement itself was triggered mostly by the industrial revolution and the horrors of World War I. It was an inter-continental movement and spread into all spheres and disciplines, such as art, philosophy, literature, architecture, music, culture and so on. During the movement of modernism, the individual moved into the spotlight, and it the human subjectivity and self-consciousness was themes around which most of the art and literary worked evolved. Modernist writers

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    Modernism

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    similar statement about 1915: "It was 1915 the old world ended." (Hurt and Wilkie 1444). The importance of the exact dates of the Modernist period are not so relevant as the fact that new ideas were implemented in the era. Ideas that had never before been approached in the world of literature suddenly began emerging in the works of many great authors. Two of the pioneer Modernist writers were Joseph Conrad and T.S. Eliot. The tendencies to question the incontestable beliefs embedded in all thinking and

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    The Poetry of T.S. Elliot

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    fact that,” she was a school teacher” and always was teaching students (Murphy 3). T.S Eliot grew up in a well-active community along the Mississippi River which “shaped Eliot’s poetry and acute sense of place” (Murphy 3). Thomas being so active and known widely throughout is community gave him a push towards writing poetry. He studied at Harvard University and majored in Sanskrit. The Letters of T.S Eliot was amongst the greatest literary successes he had. He had done numerous of poems, plays and

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    The Imagist Movement

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    Ben Johnson and Zach Tom English 11 Honors Mr. Slater 2, May 2014 The Imagist movement and the American Dream Mass culture, consumerism, and the dream of wealth define the American culture at the turn of the 17th century. The American dream of upward mobility was becoming the common dream as people strived to obtain the next and newest fad of the time. Contrary to this paradigm shift, the imagists focused on breaking the mold of the mass culture that was devouring the country. The imagist era, lasting

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    as a method to exclude certain groups. In spite of that, Eliot’s innovative approach to form and theme within the historical period of modernity (as defined above), led to The Waste Land being recognized as a key piece of modernist literature. Modernist art (including poetry) helped to reflect the socio-political c... ... middle of paper ... ... Practical Criticism. London: Edward Arnold Ltd. DAY, G., 1993. The Poets: Georgians, Imagists and Others. In: C. Bloom ed. Literature and Culture

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    Personality of a Poem

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    salon. Though the group chatters through a range entertaining philosophy and psycholinguistic analysis; a specific thematic inquiry is able to be discerned through the smoky Victrola jazz and clinking tea cups full of gin: “What is at the nexus of poetry? What comprises the nucleus of its metaphors? What are its’ most minute ions and electrons of immediacy in original human language? Is the torrent of power available at this spontaneous core, at the development of basic vocal language and communication

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    would not be able to visualize the wonderful aspects of nature. Eyes also produce tears of joy and sorrow in response to emotions. The precise observation of this human organ is an example of what a Modernist writer may have expressed in their work. Modernists were a group of people involved in the Modernist/Imagist literary movement throughout Europe and America. They were defined by their detailed description of images in hopes of sharing thoughts to the reader. Influenced by World War I, this literary

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    Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich

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    Emily Dickinson and Adrienne Rich The modernist period, stretching from the late 19th century to approximately 1960, is a very distinct phase in the progression of American literature, employing the use of novel literary techniques which stray away from the traditional literary styles observed in the time preceding the period. Modernist writers explore new styles themes, and content in their compositions, encompassing issues ranging from race (Kate Chopin) to gender (H.D.) to sexuality (James

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