Ezra Pound developing ideas Essay

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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, Italy, and London. He followed the teachings of Ernest Fenellosa and became very intrigued by Japanese and Chinese poetry. The literary figure who has had the most substantial impact on modern thought…show more content…
          No, no! Go from me. I have still the flavour,           Soft as spring wind that's come from birchen bowers.           Green come the shoots, aye April in the branches,           As winter's wound with her sleight hand she staunches,           Hath of the trees a likeness of the savour:           As white as their bark, so white this lady's hours." Intent on experimentation, he prefers the green shoots that shows a new thrust through earth’s crust. It's also interesting how he alliterates the past as a “winter wound” and looking ahead to April’s "white-barked trees," using the color white as symble of an developing purity. “A Virginal,” seems to have expressed Pound’s exasperation with the predictable American artistry and with poets who refused to let go of the past.      The poems of Lustra (1916) reflect the range of Pound’s intellectual interests, the variety of his technical experiments, and the extent of his artistic achievement in his London years. Such as "In a Station of the Metro."           "The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
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