Ezra pound his metric and poetry

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Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry by T.S. Eliot

The best introduction to Ezra Pounds work.

Although Eliot wrote this essay before Pound had really begun to sink his teeth into his major opus - The Cantos - this piece helps you understand a) where Pound is coming from (in terms of which ancient poets he is reading and emulating) and b) what he is trying to achieve with modernism; and c) his thoughts on the paradox between vers libre (free verse) and mechanics.

As Eliot pithily states, Pound first mastered all the major poetic forms and meters, absorbed them till they became part of him, and then tried to write freely and create his own forms which were, a force de lire les anciens, modelled on the old masters but also new.
This reminded me of what my jazz guitar teacher once said - learn all the scales, back to front, and then forget them. It seems like Pound did the same thing with poetry.

I also liked how Eliot included quotations from newspaper reviews at the time assessing Pounds work as it appeared in print.

For budding Pound scholars, like myself, this is one of the best places to start.
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3 thoughts on “Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry by T.S. Eliot

  1. This is a selection from a pamphlet which illustrates the relationship between the poets T S Eliot and Ezra Pound.

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