• He was one of the most influential poets of this period.
• “He generously encouraged other poets…helping them publish and writing reviews of their work,” (pg. 1598).
• He “organized the imagists, the first modernist literary group in England and the United States,” (pg. 1598).
• He was awarded the Bollingen Prize for “his Pisan Cantos (1948), written while he was in prison in Italy, and he later received the American Poets Award,” (pg. 1599).
• He was connected to Whitman because in his essay, “What I Feel about Walt Whitman,” he said “The vital part of my message, taken from the sap and fibre of America, is the same as his,” (pg. 1600). This means that while he disliked Whitman’s writing style, or “what he viewed as the artistic crudity of Whitman’s poetry,” (pg. 1600), that he acknowledged that they had similar messages.
• A Pact
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Stunted, with small leaf, you are flung on the sand, you are lifted in the crisp sand that drives in the wind.
Can the spice-rose drip such acrid fragrance hardened in a leaf?
• The Pool
Are you alive?
I touch you.
You quiver like a sea-fish.
I cover you with my net.
What are you - banded one?
• In Sea Rose, she completely describes a sea rose and its journey. Most roses have many petals and grow in gardens. The sea rose was “marred and with stint of petals,” (pg. 1609). It represents her because as a poet, she was independent and rejected what was conventional.
• In The Pool, she says “I cover you with my net. What are you – banded one?” (pg. 1608). This could be a reference to how most poets were bound to follow conventional approaches. Many poets who were not in this bondage, or did not follow these approaches, were often negatively criticized and