The Dead Historical Context

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Imagism

Imagism was a movement in poetry founded around 1912 by the American exile poet Ezra Pound, along with Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Richard Aldington. Some tenets of imagism were to make a "direct treatment of the thing whether subjective or objective" and "to use no word or phrase that does not contribute to the presentation." The goal of the imagist was to present an image directly without any excess use of sentimental feeling or even metaphor. Although the movement focused on poetry, writers such as Ezra Pound have seen similarities to imagism in Joyce's style. Joyce directly presents Gabriel's thoughts (subjective) and the action of the story (objective) with little or no comment. In a review of Dubliners, Pound wrote, "Mr. Joyce's merit . . . is that he carefully avoids telling you a lot that you don't want to know. He presents his people swiftly and vividly, he does...

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