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  • n  a movement by American and English poets early in the 20th century in reaction to Victorian sentimentality; used common speech in free verse with clear concrete imagery

  • After Wagner and DeBussy were through with it little remained, save imitation, or " futurism," " imagism," "realism," in a wordunskilled dissonance.
  • Now Lewis' collected letters recall those battlesthe clang and clatter of cubism, futurism, imagism, vorticism; the boisterous challenge to the literary establishment of "the .
  • Basically, the San Francisco school represented a fresh imagism combined with oriental influences; the Black Mountain group leaned toward an intellectual eclecticism typical of .

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