By EZRA POUND. It is no more ridiculous that a person should receive or convey an emotion by means of an arrangement of shapes, or planes, or colours, than that they should receive or convey such emotion by an arrangement of musical notes. I SUPPOSE THIS PROPOSITION is self-evident.
Ezra Pound is widely considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century; his contributions to modernist poetry were enormous. He was an early champion of a number of avant-garde and modernist poets; developed important channels of intellectual and aesthetic exchange between the United States and Europe; and contributed to important literary movements such as Imagism and Vorticism.
In his “Vorticism” essay, Pound acknowledged for the first time in his career his indebtedness to the spirit of Japanese poetry in gen- eral and the technique of hokku, an older term of haiku, in particular.
Vorticism was a short-lived modernist movement in British art and poetry of the early 20th century, partly inspired by Cubism. The movement was announced in 1914 in the first issue of BLAST, which contained its manifesto and the movement's rejection of landscape and nudes in favour of a geometric style tending towards abstraction.
Ezra Pound’s “In a Station of the Metro” Essay. Ezra Pound first published this poem in 1913, at a time when writers of poetry were trying to break from the traditional pentameters associated with their craft. This piece is an excellent example of Imagism, in which poets, instead of describing an image in detail, tried to use a minimal amount of words, and evoke an image by use of a.
Pound used the word “hokku” exactly eight times in anything he ever wrote which has seen print, including the whole of the periodical publications and all the volumes of letters. Four of these references, the famous ones, are in the same essay, “Vorticism,” of September 1914.Learn More
Artist: Ezra Pound. This tiny poem by Ezra Pound contains only one “image.” While the poem is usually associated with Pound’s Imagist era, in which he strove to a precise clarity without extraneous verbiage, Pound discussed the poem extensively in his 1914 essay on Vorticism. Here he elaborated on the relationship between Vorticist poetry and visual art: “In a poem of this sort one is.Learn More
Book Description: This collection of new essays explores the well-known yet rarely investigated movement of Imagist poets and poetics. Launched in the British Museum tearoom by Ezra Pound with H.D. and Richard Aldington in April 1912, Imagism was rooted in earlier movements, yet its influence has reached across the literary world.Learn More
Essays: EZRA POUND: The American poet Ezra Loomis Pound (1885-1972) was one of the most controversial, influential and important literary and artistic theorists of the 20th century. He was also a major poet. A major creator of literary modernism, the 20th century's most important literary movement, Pound instigated one of its poetic variants, Imagism (1909), and co-instigated another (with.Learn More
When poet Ezra Pound named the group, he employed the image of the vortex to describe the creative energy brewing around this group of artists. The artists then elaborated on this metaphor of the vortex to animate much of their aesthetic theory. As Wyndham Lewis explained, “You think at once of a whirlpool. At the heart of the whirlpool is a great silent place where all the energy is.Learn More
Ezra Pound’s Ideogramic Method, as formulated in Guide to Kulchur and in practice in The Cantos, arose out of a continuous evolution of the Luminous Detail principles he set down in 1911, in conjunction with the principles of Imagism and their expansion into Vorticism. It is the fusing and interplay of these elements in his poetry that became the system of thought through which the guiding.Learn More
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) is one of the most influential, and most controversial poets of the twentieth-century. He is a major figure in 'modernist' literature - that is, experimental literature written during the first part of the twentieth century, renowned for his remarkable knowledge of poetic forms, his experiments in style, and his interest in world literatures.Learn More
Ezra Pound’s Imagist theory and T .S. Eliot’s objective correlative JESSICA MASTERS Abstract Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot were friends and collaborators. The effect of this on their work shows similar ideas and methodological beliefs regarding theory and formal technique usage, though analyses of both theories in tandem are few and far between. This essay explores the parallels between Pound.Learn More
Although founded by Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound holds an important post of assisting Lewis with the publishing of the magazine, dealing with its main theme of Vorticism. Not only this, but Pounds involvement with Imagism prior to the publication of Blast plays an influence in the way literature is evidently shaped and associated within the magazine. With themes of Cubism and Futurism also being.Learn More
This invites a contrarian footnote. 1 Imagism: Essays on its Initiation, Impact and Influence, nonetheless, has answered the question in the affirmative. The volume, which has as its origin a 2010 conference on Imagism, is smart, nuanced, and lively. I cannot name many collections of academic essays which were a joy to have read closely, but this one falls into the category. Any serious.Learn More
Vorticism Join Now to View Premium Content. GradeSaver provides access to 1416 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 10292 literature essays, 2624 sample college application essays, 509 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders. Join Now. Already a member? Log in. Next Section Citations.Learn More
Focusing on the first sixteen cantos, this essay argues that the collage technique, which combines the ideologies and techniques of Imagism and Vorticism (both movements founded by Pound preceding The Cantos), challenges and redefines the notion of coherence on the semantic and syntactic levels of the poem. Next, the main part of the essay enquires into how these experiments with coherence.Learn More