ENGL 3351 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: American Modernism, Imagism

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Modernism Part 3
American modernism: refers not just to an arts movement, a literary, etc. but it is the
global contexts of social change
Ezra Pound’s famous quote: “make it new”
The imagist movement
o Began in early 20th century in England and U.S. to protest the rigidity of
traditional English verse form
o Differs from early poetry because it no longer deals with “heroic action”, it is
introspective, impressions in the poet’s mind
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