[ im-uh-jiz-uhm ]
/ ˈɪm əˌdʒɪz əm /
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(often initial capital letter) a theory or practice of a group of poets in England and America between 1909 and 1917 who believed that poetry should employ the language of common speech, create new rhythms, have complete freedom in subject matter, and present a clear, concentrated, and precise image.
a style of poetry that employs free verse and the patterns and rhythms of common speech.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
OTHER WORDS FROM imagismim·ag·ist, noun, adjectiveim·ag·is·tic, adjectiveim·ag·is·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for imagism
/ (ˈɪmɪˌdʒɪzəm) /
a poetic movement in England and America between 1912 and 1917, initiated chiefly by Ezra Pound, advocating the use of ordinary speech and the precise presentation of images
Derived forms of imagismimagist, noun, adjectiveimagistic, adjectiveimagistically, adverb
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