Imagism
the movement of the 20th century

By Brendon Braun

Imagism was a movement that started during the 20th century Anglo American style poetry; their writing included descriptive elements in which appealed to the audience's five senses. Imagism started when Ezra Pound read and marked a poem made by Hilda Doolittle, and signed it "H.D. Imagiste" which was then sent to Henry Monroe at poetry magazine. Their poetry had to be very descriptive and they had to concentrate on and only on what they were talking about (their poem could include inconspicuous metaphors and rhythm but it wasn't as necessary as elements related to the poem). Some major poets that took part of Imagism were Ezra Pound who I already said initiated the movement and wrote many great descriptive poems , Amy Lowell who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926, and modernist/imagist William Carlos Williams who wrote "The Red Wheel Barrow" and "This Is Just To Say". Another poem to honorably mention is "In a Station of the Metro" by Ezra Pound

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