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In A Station Of The Metro

Rating: 3.9
The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
petals on a wet, black bough.
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Henry Tong 24 April 2018
A perfect example of Imagist poetry! Precise, succinct, but powerful description!
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Prabhata naik 07 February 2018
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Fabrizio Frosini 29 January 2016
Pound’s Parisian 'Metro station' has the same iconic status as 'the red wheelbarrow' of William Carlos Williams. First printed in 1913 in Poetry Magazine, it was originally a thirty line poem before he put it through his Imagist paces. This was his version of Japanese haiku which, he claimed, provided a model of compression in verse, a “one-image” poem which is “trying to record the precise instant when a thing outward and objective transforms itself, or darts into a thing inward and subjective.” The title anchors and places the poem. The first line is a simple, clear and straightforward statement. The second is a brilliant use of metaphor. The poem’s emotional core is the connection and the disconnection between the two lines. briefpoems.wordpress com
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Fabrizio Frosini 28 January 2016
Pound's poem was written in Paris..in the poem the writer disappears entirely, only the people he observes are present...
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Fabrizio Frosini 28 January 2016
Pound scrisse questa breve poesia a Parigi: possiamo immaginarlo osservare la scena della folla di persone, lui stesso uno dei volti o petali. lo scrittore scompare del tutto, solo le persone che osserva rimangono presenti. E sono presenti solo come figure in un paesaggio urbano: non c'è lo sforzo di penetrare la loro psicologia o di spiegare la loro sociologia.
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Fabrizio Frosini 28 January 2016
IN ITALIAN: ‘In una stazione della Metropolitana’ L'apparizione di questi volti nella folla; Petali su un ramo umido e nero. (Ezra Pound,1916)
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Keegan Turner 25 January 2016
this guy is retarded
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Neran Sati 03 October 2015
a subtle metaphoric image echoing Basho haiku.
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Wu Jianying 13 June 2013
I think there are plenty of ways to interprete it.In Pound's diary, he noted, there must be something that can best describe certain revealed truth and in Japan there was Hokku, in China, there was image poems. therefore, he concise his poem from 300 lines into 2 lines. personally, i think the petals on wet black boughs are beautiful, just like he was amazed by the beauty of the children and women in mwtro station.
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