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Mina Loy Writing Styles in Moreover, the Moon

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Modernism and Free Verse

Loy is considered a modernist poet. In The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, which is edited by Michael Groden and Martin Kreiswirth, Vicki Mahaffey defines modernist as

a term most often used in literary studies to refer to an experimental, avant-garde style of writing prevalent between World War I and World War II, although it is sometimes applied more generally to the entire range of divergent tendencies within a longer period, from the 1890s to the present.

As someone who often diverged from using standard poetic forms and approaches, Loy's work clearly fits into this category. One element that is often associated with poetic modernism that Loy uses in "Moreover, the Moon" is free verse, which means it does not conform to a traditional poem form with a consistent metrical scheme or predictable rhyme.

Rhyme

Unlike some of Loy's other poetry, "Moreover...

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