T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and the Modernist Movement Essay

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Sight. It is the simple, yet extremely intricate skill performed by humans everyday. The uniqueness of an eye can be described as different combinations of colors that draw people in for deep conversations and contact with one another. As light shines its beams onto an eye, different colors sparkle, making beautiful shades shine through. Brown, green, blue and hazel are merely a few of the colors that can make up one’s eye. Without eyes, human beings would not be able to visualize the wonderful aspects of nature. Eyes also produce tears of joy and sorrow in response to emotions. The precise observation of this human organ is an example of what a Modernist writer may have expressed in their work. Modernists were a group of people …show more content…
The breaking away from Romantic, Victorian, and “Georgonian” poetry was a major drive for Imagist writers and became a characteristic of the movement. Overtime, customs and traditions became lost in society and had lacked significant meaning to people. Writers rejected the flowery and over the top style of 19th century poetry. Common beliefs included the idea that religion, politics, and society’s actions were not good enough; therefore, a new and improved writing style was essential to replace it (Matterson par. 2). This new writing style was an important element that contributed to the movement.

Ezra Pound originally founded the Modernist Literary Movement. In England, Pound became fascinated and heavily influenced by T. E. Hulme where his style of poetry was based on a simple and precise use of subject without adding too many distracting words, as in Romantic or Gothic Literature. He also urged writers to apply a new type of energy to their works. This meant revitalization, the creation of new language styles, and updated tradition. Pound was the official leader of this movement several years after its founding, however, his interests turned elsewhere. Amy Lowell then took his place as the “unofficial leader” of the Modernist Movement. Lowell edited a collection of imagist poetry along with other writers, one being William Carlos Williams (“Imagism” par. 6-7). With Pound and Lowell’s

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