What are the elements of modernism?
breaking of narrative, breaking of form, indirect themes, ironic tone, allusions to everything
What were some identities that emerged from modernism?
Denizen of the Waste Land, Member of the Lost Generation, Triumphant Commoner, Poetic Maker, African American Artist
What is a Waste Land?
war-wearied landscape, spiritually exhausted, in search of new values
What is a dramatic monologue?
a poem or speech in which a character addresses a silent listener
a reference to something
Who developed Imagist poetry?
What is imagist poetry?
expresses the essence of an object, person, or incident without providing explanations
words and phrases that appeal to the senses
metrical feet, each consisting of unaccented syllable followed by an accented one
literary work mocking human vices or mistakes
What is the passive voice?
am moved/ was moved; means that the subject has something done to it
What are the rule breaking elements of Cumming’s style?
unusual syntax, broken grammar, lowercase/uppercase, punctuation, spaces, symbols
a comparison using like or as
a symbol for something else
What is a stream of consciousness?
saying what you think; unfiltered
Who used dramatic monologue, stream of consciousness, and allusions?
T.S. Eliot in Prufrock
What is Prufrock about?
What did Ezra Pound write?
A Few Don’ts
In “The Unknown Citizen,” what were are capitalized?
having to do with government/ authority
What did E.
E. Cummings write?
old age sticks, anyone lived in a pretty how town
Who does “anyone” represent in “old age sticks”
Who does “noone” represent in “old age sticks”
What did Wallace Stevens focus on?
stage and noise
What did MacLeish focus on?
silent and mute
What did Moore focus on?
real and genuine
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
the feeling or mode of a poem
The omitting of words (…)