Modernism Test Poetry

interior monologue
a piece of writing expressing a character’s inner thoughts

juxtaposition
arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side by side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose of compassion, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development

stream of consciousness
a freeflowing unfiltered train of thought

Ezra Pound
started modernism; author of In the Station at the Metro

modern short story
short fragmentary stories without traditional beginnings or endings

Robert Frost
author of Death of a Hired Man

Mary, Warren Silas
characters of Death of a Hired Man

pastoral
creates an image of peaceful and uncorrupted existence

narrative poem
a poem told like a story, but follows poem rules

imagism
movement in poetry which derived its technique from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry

William Carlos Williams
author of The Great Figure

objectivism
allows the reader to experience the homely simplicity of an object for no other reason than to understand its this-ness

T.S. Eliot
author of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

E.E. Cummings
author of anyone lived in a pretty how town

love story between anyone/no one, the world is heartless and focused on work, parentheses where children grow up and lose innocence
the three poems of anyone lived in a pretty how town

use of fragments, juxtaposition, interior monologue, and stream of consciousness
form of modernism

Imagism = elaborate words, few words, more work for reader, want interpretation
difference between Imagism and Objectivism

The Death of a Hired Man
example of a narrative poem

In the Stations of the Metro
example of imagism and juxtaposition

The Great Figure
example of objectivism

The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock
example of stream of consciousness