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  1. IMAGISM POETRY 1909 - 1917

  2. Imagism Bio (p. 709) • Poetic movement that ushered in the Modernist movement • Attracted followers in both the US and England

  3. Imagism themes • Rebelled against the sentimentality of 19th century poetry • Demanded clear expression, concrete images and language of everyday speech • Models came from Greek and Roman classics, Chinese and Japanese poetry, and the free verse of French poets

  4. Leaders of the imagism movement • Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) • Ezra Pound • Amy Lowell

  5. e.e. cummings (p. 711) • Poems had distinctive wordplay, unique typography and special punctuation • These elements are vital to the poems’ intents and meanings

  6. William carloswilliams (p. 711) • Had an attentive eye on the local world • Sought meaning in American sights and sounds unlike the writers who traveled to Europe • Used informal and conversational speech

  7. Wallace stevens (p. 711) • Explored the shifting relationship between reality and the fictions that the imagination creates

  8. Marianne moore (p. 711) • Famous for her lines and syllable counts and quirky, unforgettable images • Used quotes from “real-world” texts (business documents and school books)