Compare & Contrast Overture to a Dance of Locomotives by William Carlos Williams

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1917: Wallace Stevens writes what some scholars consider his most Williamesque poem, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."

1917: T. S. Eliot publishes one of his most famous poems, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

1917: Friend and supporter of Williams, Ezra Pound publishes the first of his famous and infamous "Cantos" in small magazines.

1917: In support of our allies in Western Europe, namely Great Britain, the United States enters World War I. For the first time, world wide newspapers carry stories and photographs of war.

1941: After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the United States declares war on Japan and enters World War II. Newsreels offer glimpses of the casualties of modern-day warfare to eager moviegoers.

1989: When Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait, the United States bombs Iraq, initiating the Gulf War. Much of the fighting is captured and broadcast on national television.

1913: The Armory Show, an exhibit...

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