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  1. Describe the situation • Make sure to use language that appeals to all of your senses! • What would you see? • What would you feel? • What would you hear? • What would you taste? • What would you smell?

  2. We are learning about imagery.

  3. Imagists Poetry that engages your SENSES

  4. What is an imagist poem? • Evoke Emotion • Spark Imagination • Use Limited, but VIVID images • Are brief, but meaningful Review Imagery: language that appeals to the senses.

  5. Ezra Pound • “An ‘image’ is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.”

  6. http://www.fanpop.com/spots/famous-kisses/images/2799413/title/vj-day-kiss-photohttp://www.fanpop.com/spots/famous-kisses/images/2799413/title/vj-day-kiss-photo

  7. What is the… • Intellectual complex? • Emotional complex?

  8. http://www.universetoday.com/16338/the-sun/

  9. What is the… • Intellectual complex? • Emotional complex?

  10. In a Station of the Metro • Ezra Pound • Started with 30 lines; ended with 14 words • Typifies the movements focus • Economy of language • Imagery • Experimentation

  11. In a Station of the Metro = http://www.flickr.com/photos/nick_burns/396960108/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/10/12/GA2010101203773.html

  12. Apparition • Act of appearing • Connotation—ghost/supernatural

  13. Petals • Feminine, soft lovely

  14. Black Bough • Alliteration • Ugly, thick, branch

  15. Juxtaposition • Petals=beautiful • Black Bough=ugly • Opposites; unity; beauty of the ordinary

  16. Activate Senses • Sight? • Smell? • Taste? • Touch? • Hear?

  17. How does this image evoke emotional complexities? Intellectual ones?

  18. The Red Wheelbarrow • William Carlos Williams • 1923; height of movement • “no idea but in things” • “not real, not realism, but reality” • Experimental style • Wrote in 5 minutes while looking out a window

  19. The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens.

  20. The Red Wheelbarrow http://www.maydreamsgardens.com/2008/11/in-fall-red-rules-in-my-garden.html http://www.smashboards.com/showthread.php?t=226436&page=106

  21. The Red Wheelbarrow so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. Vs. the? ContrastingColors Importance of rain to farmers? How does this reflect the imagist emphasis on the concrete?

  22. Activate Senses • Sight? • Smell? • Taste? • Touch? • Hear?

  23. The Great Figure • William Carlos Williams

  24. The Great Figure • What detail is he focusing on? • What might that say about beauty? About modern life?

  25. Activate Senses • Sight? • Smell? • Taste? • Touch? • Hear?

  26. Your turn! • Choose an image that is inspirational to you. • I suggest using a photo so you may submit the photo with your poem—otherwise you will have to draw your image too! • Write an imagist poem using at least 14 words and 2 different senses. • Consider form and diction as you minimize your word usage and express a high emotion

  27. Remember, Imagist Poems… • Evoke Emotion • Spark Imagination • Use Limited, but VIVID images • Are brief, but meaningful Review Imagery: language that appeals to the senses.

  28. Ezra Pound • “An ‘image’ is that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an instant of time.”

  29. A Solemn Requiem Grey skies touch the dewy grass A hidden spring A fallen hero Swallowed by the earth Or encapsulated? Gelert: the would-be great