Imagism | Literature Criticism Neil Roberts

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Imagism.
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In the following essay, Roberts focuses on D. H. Lawrence's long poem sequences in a discussion of his poetry in relation to Imagism and the development of modern English poetry.

SOURCE: "Lawrence, Imagism and Beyond," in British Poetry, 1900-50: Aspects of Tradition, edited by Gary Day and Brian Docherty, St. Martin's Press, 1995, pp. 81-93.

The importance of Lawrence's association with the Imagist movement—which meant for him, above all, the personality and poetic example of H.D.—tends to be under-estimated, probably because of a stereotyped idea of the Imagist poem as something small, static and precious. If, however, we think not of set-pieces like 'In the Station of the Metro' but of what Imagism made possible, of what the major Imagists went on to do, Lawrence's association with them seems less incongruous...

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