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William Blake and Ezra Pound

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Williams Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound met and befriended at the University of Pennsylvania. Pound eventually became a great influence on William’ s writing. Pound introduced Williams to poet Hilda Doolittle and painter Charles Demuth. Following Pound, Williams became one to the most noticeable poets of the Imagist movement. Ezra Pound arranged for the publication of William’ s second collection, The TEMPERS (1913) which reflected the imagist style. With time Williams began to disagree with the subjects of the works of Pound and Eliot. Williams experimented with meter and lineation to create a new form of American poetics which focused more on the everyday situations of the common people.

Williams work earlier overshadowed was later recognized by poets such as Allen Ginsberg. Hilda Doolittle was given the pen name HD by the Pound. HD was also one of the central members of the Imagist movement. The first three most important works of the Imagist movement were produced by Hilda Doolittle. These three poems were submitted to the Poetry magazine by Pound. HD was engaged to Pound for some time but they split up after some time.

HD remained under Pound’ s influence even long after they split up. Through Pound, HD met a lot of writers such as “ Richard Aldington, Yeats, Eliot, F. S. Flint, John Gould Fletcher, Ford Madox Hueffer, Violet Hunt, May Sinclair, John Cournos, Wyndham Lewis, Brigit Patmore, Arthur Waley, George Plank, and Olivia and Dorothy Shakespeare” ("poetryfoundation. org"). W.B Yeats was an Irish poet who was involved in the politics of his country. Even after the Irish independence, Yeats’ work reflected a grave pessimism about the situation of Ireland. Ezra Pound can be termed as Yeats’ American counterparts as both of them were greatly affected by the events happening around them.

Yeats’ work was greatly influenced by Pound after 1910 which made it more modern in its imagery. Ezra Pound discovered Robert Frost in Europe and helped him publish his work in Poetry.

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