TITLE

"Portrait d'une Femme."

AUTHOR(S)
Pound, Ezra; Fleischmann, T.
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Portrait D'une Femme;2011, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Poem Analysis
DOC. TYPE
Essay
ABSTRACT
This essay provides an explication of the poem "Portrait d'une Femme" by Ezra Pound. A modernist poet, Pound wrote "Portrait d'une Femme" early in his career. In it, he describes a woman at the center of her literary salon. Rather than symbolizing the value of art, however, the woman represents the meaninglessness and failure of modern thought. Through his verse, Pound encourages readers to find new styles for their generation rather than relying on old modes of poetry and culture.
ACCESSION #
67051502

Tags: ESSAYS;  PORTRAIT d'une Femme (Poem);  POUND, Ezra, 1885-1972;  ART;  LITERARY style;  CULTURE;  BLANK verse, English;  IMAGIST poetry

 

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