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By Brian Trehearne

Trehearne observes that during so much instances the classy impression was once sustained throughout the whole occupation of the poets whose paintings he examines. even though later laid low with the Modernists, their works persisted to be formed and exclusive by means of an early Aesthetic education. with regards to A.J.M. Smith, for instance, his preliminary thematic and stylistic Aetheticism impacts his mature severe pronouncements. John Glassco, who was once prompted by means of the classy and Modernist rules all through his profession, created a special type of Aesthetic smooth poetry. Trehearne's new readings of significant and minor Canadian poets make Aestheticism and the Canadian Modernists a principal textual content within the review of Canadian literary historical past from a latest aspect of view.

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The school to which Imagism may be so compared, and to which it provides a direct positive corrective, is literary Impressionism, a manifestation of Aestheticism that fixes the poet's attention on moments of visual beauty or intensity in the transient impressions received from the surrounding world. The affinities Imagism maintains with such a school are obvious, the visual emphasis, the submission to perception; the dissimilarities are less so. E. Ross and Raymond Knister there are strong affinities between Impressionism and Imagism, the movement Ezra Pound founded and briefly commanded just before World War i.

This metaphor exists, ideally, without syntactic structures to support it, offering instead the mere juxtaposition of two images that relate to one another in a way previously unperceived, creating one larger Image. 34 Each image in the Image could have been revealed, of course, in more than a single line; the point is that the conjunction of the two without syntactic explanation produces that "feeling of sudden light" that Pound found lacking in Impressionism, because a relation is suggested between two hitherto unconnected visualizations that reveals new aesthetic qualities in each: "For Pound's Imagism is energy, is effort.

In "Immemorial Plea," for instance, "the rain-filled air / With thunder far away, / And tremor of lightning" carry flashes of painful understanding to the poet in the midst of an emotional upheaval: What else could I crave, as I sit here And hearken all the lore Of leaves, as each leaf sings its joy in fear Save only you, what more? Each leaf is rapture in all the tree, And you too should be kind; And after, rise and go through lanes with me, Rain-bitten dust, sad wind. (WC, 39) Although the lightning has suddenly shown him the earth "all fair ...

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