"Portrait d'une Femme."

Pound, Ezra; Fleischmann, T.
June 2011
Portrait D'une Femme;2011, p1
Poem Analysis
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.


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