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  • The Cultural Conflict of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley Essay

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    The Cultural Conflict of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley      By imitating writing styles of ancient poets, Ezra Pound exhibited his attitude toward modern civilization, and his famous poem, Hugh Selwyn Mauberley, is the stereotype. In this poem, Pound revealed his disagreement with industrial society. The poem is an imitation of other old poetic styles, or epic style; however, it presents ironic meaning. To fully understand Pound's divergence from modern culture, the ways of presenting his position

  • How Poetry Makes Nothing Happen

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    providing another interpretation. Poetry is a code than needs to be cracked, it is a riddle that makes the reader bring out their true creativity, which is why I disagree with W.H Auden in saying, “poetry makes nothing happen.” 2. Approach Hugh Selwyn Mauberley – I chose to analyse this poem as it “provides a finely chiseled “portrait” of one aspect of British literary

  • William Carlos Williams 's The Twentieth Century

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    The early twentieth century in the United States was a time of rapid change combined with rapid loss. As new technologies designed to improve everyday living became available to people across the nation, a new culture was rising in America: a culture that both afforded comfort and thrived on capitalism. There were many critics of this new America, including poets Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams. The aforementioned poets reflected on a fast changing America through exploitation. As an American

  • 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

  • Science, Religion, Politics And The Arts Of Modern Europe

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    Science, Religion, Politics and the Arts of Modern Europe In early modern European society, many factors induced the rise of the middle class. Aside from the trade markets and early industrialism, quickly changing thoughts regarding science, God, man and the cosmos propelled political philosophies into uncharted territories. Modern thinking led to the philosophical writings which helped usher in the acceptance of these thoughts to much of society. Science and religion were the hinges to the new political

  • Ezra Pound : An American Poet

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    Ezra Pound was an American expatriate poet and a crucial figure in the early modernist movement. His famous contribution to the modernist movement was his influential work of developing the literary style of Imagism. His favoritism towards using musical properties in the poetical verse, and intense use of vivid imagery, helped to not only influence many other famous poets such as Robert Frost and D.H. Lawrence, but also to change the literary world forever. Ezra Loomis Pound was