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By Ezra Pound

This significant paintings, first released in 1934, is a concise assertion of Pound’s aesthetic idea. it's a primer for the reader who desires to hold an lively, severe brain and develop into more and more delicate to the wonder and thought of the world’s top literature. With attribute power and iconoclasm, Pound illustrates his precepts with indicates meticulously selected from the classics, and the concluding “Treatise on Meter” presents an illuminating essay for someone intending to learn and write poetry. ABC of analyzing screens Pound’s nice skill to open new avenues in literature for our time.

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The defect of earlier imagist propaganda was not in misstatement hut in incomplete statement. The diluters took the handiest and easiest meaning, and thought only ofthe STATIONARY image. If you can't think of imagism or phanopoeia as including the moving image, you will have to make a really needless division of fixed image and praxis or action. I have taken to using the term phanopoeia to get away from irrelevant particular connotations tangled with a particular group of young people who were writing in 1912.

Two lines fitted a hit of the Beowulf, then the next wouldn't fit. I skipped a line of the Beowulf, and went on. The Kennedy-Frasers had omitted a line of the muaic . 54 at that point because it didn't seem to them to have an inherent musical interest. The point of the foregoing strophes, or at least one dimension of their workmanship, can be grasped by any· one, whether they know Provent;al or not. What is to be said for the quality of Ventadour in the best moments, or of Sordello, where there is nothing but the perfection of the movement, nothing salient in the thought or the rhyme scheme?

Your legislator can't legislate for the public good, yow commander can't command, your populace (if you be 1 democratic country) can't instruct its 'representatives'. save by language. 32 The fogged language of swindling classes serves only a temporary purpose. A limited amount of communication in re special subjects, passes via mathematical formulae, via the plastie arts, via diagrams, via purely musical forms, but no one proposes substituting these for the common speech, nor does anyone suggest that it would be either possible or advisable.

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