In a Station of the Metro
<div>Song based on the poem "In a Station of the Metro" By Ezra Pound it mentions the complete poem (not an actual hard thing to do) but the song itself gives sort of a similar feeling as the poem itself.</div> Wes Swing is a cellist/singer-songwriter from Charlottesville, Virginia. Music by Wes Swing lyrics by Ezra Pound "In a Station of the Metro" Thr...
<div>This is the first image that came to mind with the imagery the poem gave. Its from a Japanese horror manga called "fuan no tane". After this I just couldn't see the petals as anything but ghosts.</div><div>Also since japanese manga is mostly drawn in black and white it gives the same sort of contrast between the petals and the wet, black bough.</div>
<div>a short analysis talking about the imagery in the poem I was surprised to find out that we had some of the same ideas, I found interesting that he talked about moments that was another feature of haikus that was present in the poem.</div><div>and the significance of separating the meaning of the two lines between the image of what the narrator first saw and the second line representing his mental image and what it crossed his head in that same moment.</div><div>Also he mentions another contrast that passed right above my head as in the image of the station of a metro, a man made structure, to the petals in a wet black bough relating the second line to something coming from nature.</div> A microlecture by Michael Blackburn on Ezra Pound's Imagist poem, "In a Station of the Metro". If you enjoyed this or other videos on my channel please consi...
<div>ezra pound is one of the most recognizable autho</div> Ezra Pound - Ezra Pound is generally considered the poet most responsible for defining and promoting a modernist aesthetic in poetry.
<div>in the second line the author uses imagery, to describe what he felt the faces looked like and convey the same feeling he might have felt when seeing them.</div><div>Sort of describing what went through his mind after the moment he saw the faces appear.</div>
<div>In this youtube video, the creator tried to create an ideal atmosphere of what the poem tries to represents. The type of music that he / she chose sets a somber atmosphere, that makes us feel the incertainty that the poet is trying to express. Also the images used in the video add to the overall meaning of the poem and helps to the interpretation of it </div> YouTube
<div>using the word petal and wet black bough using juxtaposition to convey a sort of uneasiness combining something beautiful and something dirty and at the same time using very rough words to describe it.</div><div>by making the remark of wet and black it also gives the feeling of contrast giving a hint of color to the petals making them feel pale or even white (like ghosts).</div>
<div>From the biography in the poetry foundation, we were really surprised that many other authors identified him as one of modern poetry's most important contributors. </div><div>It also made sense that in this poem he followed similar structures as haiku s since he studied a lot of poetry from all over the world including Asia.</div><div>Is really interesting to see how poets were inside constant dramas with critiques and also having very close relation with other writers of the time like James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Robert Frost. </div><div><br></div> Of all the major literary figures in the twentieth century, Ezra Pound has been one of the most controversial; he has also been one of modern poetry&#39;s most important contributors. In an introduction to the Literary Essays of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot declared that Pound "is more responsible for the twentieth-century revolution in poetry than is any other individual." Four decades later, Donald Hall reaffirmed in remarks collected in Remembering Poets that "Ezra Pound is the poet who, a thousand times more than any other man, has made modern poetry possible in English."The importance of Pound&#39;s contributions to the arts and to the revitalization of poetry early in this century has been widely acknowledged; yet in 1950, Hugh Kenner could claim in his groundbreaking study The Poetry of Ezra Pound, "There is no great contemporary writer who is less read than Ezra Pound." Pound never sought, nor had,...
<div>with this image the artist clearly had that same vision of faces as white petals interesting enough is important that the faces don't have anything in them. They are featureless faceless people walking by, giving the feeling of everything happening in a single moment just as the poem itself.</div>
<div>This artist went more with the eerie feeling the poem gave and painted the people as the wet black bough instead as seeing the faces as petals. Maybe not the clearest of interpretations I've seen but maybe just another point of view.</div><div>I'ts interesting that the faces of the people in the back are the ones seen as petals, like the faces are being distorted by the movement like what you might see from the window of a moving train.</div>
<div>This really, really short poem has a lot of content hidden in plain sight. It gives sornt of an eerie feeling almost like a ghost story, it uses some sort of implicit simile by telling in a way that the faces in the crowd look like petals on a a wet black bough hinting that what he just saw were ghosts.</div>
<div>By the structure since it's not clearly defined without any kind of rhyme or pattern but it does resembles a typer of short japanese poems called haiku but with a modified structure. A haiku poem consists of three lines, with the first and last line having 5 sillabes, and the middle line having 7. they also most of the time have a hint of spring in the poems with the presence of imagery related to the season. In relation to this poem this last bit is present with the petals ecen tough they are contrasted with the black bough it has something related to spring making reference to the japanese haiku.</div> "In a Station of the Metro"by Ezra PoundThe apparition of these faces in the crowd;Petals on a wet, black bough.This talk was given by Mark Doty at the Academy of American Poets' Online Poetry Classroom Summer Institute.MARK DOTY: Whenever I return to this poem I always have the sensation of being in a New York subway, the car doors opening, and suddenly there's a scene framed by the doors. Then, snap, they close again. Similarly, this poem speeds by us, a flash, a moment of perception is all we have.

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