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Critical Essay | Ian Fletcher

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Ian Fletcher.
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Ian Fletcher

In the following essay, Fletcher discusses sources of Imagism within the English literary tradition.

SOURCE: "Some Anticipations of Imagism," in A Catalogue of the Imagist Poets, J. Howard Woolmer, 1966, pp. 39-53.

Sing we a song
To the Blessed Gods
By the dusky olives,
By the green figs
And the violet grapes,
By the water-casks.
Cry to the Gods,
To the Gods that gave us
Heavy harvest.
Hurtful harvest,
Venomous vintage.
In slant sunlight
Fruit by fruit
Of the Earth-Mother.
In grey twilight
Shaft on shaft
Of the Archer-Goddess.
In thick grasses
Sudden gold
Of the glowing crocus.
In dewy gardens
Multitudinous
Sleepy roses.
They have given us corn
And the lurid blood-hued
Dog-star.
Humid woods
And the terror of moist woods
African.

It reads like an imitation of H.D. Clearly it is touched by Imagist influence: verbs are suppressed; verse is free, leaning on...

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