Senior Seminar Handout- H.D. - NAME Caroline Crow DATE POET\/TOPIC H D(Hilda Doolittle Ezra Vs H.D the creator of the Imagist movement READING ASSIGNMENT

Senior Seminar Handout- H.D. - NAME Caroline Crow DATE...

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NAME: Caroline Crow DATE: 10/29/15 POET/TOPIC: H. D. (Hilda Doolittle)/ Ezra Vs. H.D.: the creator of the Imagist movement. READING ASSIGNMENT: “Alba” “The Hollow Men” and “The Girl” by Ezra Pound, “Epigram”, “Sea Rose”, “Oread” and “Sea Poppies” by H.D. THESIS STATEMENT: While Ezra Pound claims to not only have started H.D.’s career, but also to be the creator of the Imagist movement even before H.D. published her works, under the ideals and foundational rules of Imagist Movement, H.D. is clearly superior in mastery and execution. H.D.’s FIVE IMPORTANT FACTS TO TAKE AWAY FROM THIS REPORT: 1.   Imagism was a reaction against the flabby abstract language and “careless thinking” of Georgian romanticism . Imagist poetry aimed to replace muddy abstractions with exactness of observed detail, apt metaphors, and economy of language. The first tenet of the imagist manifesto was “To use the language of common speech, but to employ always the exact word, not the nearly-exact, nor the merely decorative word.” 2. Pound’s definition of the image was “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.” Pound defined the tenets of imagist poetry as: I. Direct treatment of the “thing," whether subjective or objective.

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