Modernism Poetry: Imagism-Ms.Newson
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Seems like it should contradict but its true
Disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be
Poet Ezra Pound
Is credited with bringing the modernist literary movement to the USA
He urged his colleagues to " Make it New" which meant to experiment with literary forms, subjects, and themes and structure
A literary movement that was a response to WW1
What did Ezra mean when he urged his colleagues to "Make it New" mean?
which meant to experiment with literary forms, subjects, and themes and structure
The use of symbols to represent ideas
What did he lean from?
French symbolist poets
How did Symbolist describe objects?
They tried to portray the emotional effects that objects can suggest
Symbolists stressed the need for a trust in the _______
What did symbolists argue about imagination?
imagination is more reliable than reason
What did they hope to bring to the reader through poems that emphasized using the imagination to find truths?
T/F symbolists saw the modern world as spiritually debased
Symbolists tried to redefine what it meant to be ______
What are the 4 Defining features of Modernism?
1. rejection of traditional subject matters and themes
2. Emphasis on alienated individuals
3. Revealed important emotions and ideas with understatement and irony
4. Used symbols and images to suggest meaning; images reveal emotions
Imagism poetry is often called
Characteristics of Imagism:
Presents clear and highly concentrated image
Objective Correlative: occurs when an writer's feelings are expressed by references to objects and activities rather than direct statements; expresses emotion indirectly
Free Verse: non metrical, non rhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech
T.S. Eliot definition of objective correlation?
A set of objects, a situation, chain of events, which shall be the formula of that particular emotion
T/F the emotional reaction is not from a particular word, image, or object
The emotion is the result of the _______ of words, images, and objects when they appear together
Image of the poem should be equivalent to the ______it evoked
T/F Ezra Pound brought Imagism to the US
repetition of the same letter or consonant that are close to one another
A reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that is known from literature, history, religion, myth, politics, sports, or pop culture
A figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person or a personified quality, object, or idea
ex. Birmingham, I love you for all that you are
the repetition of vowel sounds in conjunction with dissimilar constant sounds
Ex. " the mountain at a given distance" the i sound in given and distance is the same
The mood or feeling created in a piece of writing
blank verse (n)
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
The repetition of similar final consonant sounds within and at the end of words or accented syllables
figure of speech
A word or phrase that describes one thing in terms of another and that is not meant to be taken literally
Poetry that doesn't conform to regular meter or rhyme scheme
Language that appeals to the senses and the forming of mental images: sight sound touch smell taste
A contrast or discrepancy between expectation and reality - between what is said and what is meant, what is expected and what really happens, or what appears to be true and what is really true.
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemingly unlike things without using connective words such as like or as
The substitution of the name of an attribute for that is the thing meant
A pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a poem
The use of a word whose sound imitates or suggests it's meaning
Combines two opposing or contradictory ideas
A statement that seems to be contradictory but actually presents a truth
A kind of metaphor in which a non-human thing or quality is talked about as if it were human
Repeating words or lines for emphasis
The repetition of vowel sounds in accented syllables and all succeeding syllables
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are compared as if they are alike
A rhyming sound that is not exact
the use of sounds to create specific literary effects
The voice through which the story or poem is told. The speaker can be the poet, part of his or her personality, or a character the writer created
A person, place, thing, or event that has meaning in itself and that also stands for something more than itself
a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa
Ex. The mouth always eats us out- meaning the one who spreads the gossip
The attitude the writer takes toward the subject, the characters in it, or the audience
Before you read and analyze the poetry, speculate on what you think the poem might be about based on the title
Putting the poem in your own words from each stanza
Focus on poetic devices and how they contribute to meaning, effect, or both of a poem.
Tone words are normally specific adjectives
Key words when shifting- however, yet, but, although. Stanza divisions, diction, changes in sound
Now what is the new insight after reading the actual poem not just the title
What is the poem saying about US, the human experience, motivation, or condition. What idea does the poet want you to get.
Pounds original poem was _____ lines
Six months later, he reduced the poem to _____ but still wasn't satisfied
_______ (time) after his first draft, Pound completed his haiku like poem
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