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When Pound was 15 years old he had already decided that he wanted to be a poet. In 1901 Pound had decided to attend the University of Pennsylvania. After the two years he spent at the University of Pennsylvania, he transferred to Hamilton College in New York. After he graduated in 1905, he return to the University of Pennsylvania to attend graduated school. He finally earned his M.A. degree. Pound then moved to Indiana to teach at Wabash College.
Pound decided that the U.S. was no place for poets, so he moved to Venice, Italy. He published his first of his poetry here. After the publication he was convinced that London was "the place for poetry." He supported himself by writing and teaching. He also worked for a couple of American based magazines.
The damage that was caused by World War I affected the opinion of Pound about the western world. Pound did not believed in capitalism and he search for a more compatible country for him. He first move to France and then back to Italy. As he settle into Italy, he believed that the dictator Benito Mussolini to be the savior of the world from capitalism. In 1933, he finally met Mussolini. Mussolini loved his work.
When the Allied troops invaded Italy in 1945 near the end of WWII, Pound was imprisoned for weeks and accused of treason. After he was transferred to a medical tent he wrote a some poetry describing the prison, its environment, and its inhabitants. These poems were some of the best poems he has ever written. In 1946 he was taken to Washington D.
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