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The Garden by Ezra Pound
Transcript of The Garden by Ezra Pound
She walks by the railing of a path in Kensington Gardens,
And she is dying piece-meal
of a sort of emotional anemia.
And round about there is a rabble
Of the filthy, sturdy, unkillable infants of the very poor.
They shall inherit the earth.
In her is the end of breeding.
Her boredom is exquisite and excessive.
She would like some one to speak to her,
And is almost afraid that I
will commit that indiscretion. "The Garden" Died in Venice, Italy on November 1, 1872 Name given to a movement in poetry, originating in 1912 and represented by Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, and others, aiming at clarity of expression through the use of precise visual images. talks mainly about LIFE Movements Modernist and Imagist Kensington Gardens? what are the They were once the private gardens of Kensignton Palace in London, England, which has been the place of residence for the British Royal Family since the 17th century. skein: (noun) 1. a loosely coiled length of yarn or thread wound on a reel piece-meal: (adverb) 1. One piece at a time; gradually. anemia: (noun) 1. a lack of power, vigor, vitality, or colorfulness By: Kevin Mula Allusion to the Bible: Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth." Accused of treason during World War II Simile: first line shows that the woman is noble but restricted in her social life Metaphor: Lines 3-4 show that the woman is gradually getting tired of her position and the elite ideals that govern her life Of the filthy, sturdy, unkillable infants of the very poor. They shall inherit the earth. Lines 6-7 draw attention to the lower class children and how they will be the next generation to take charge. It shows the differences between the two classes. In her is the end of breeding. Line 8 illustrates the end of the era of aristocracy and privileges. Her boredom is exquisite and excessive. Line 9 shows her boredom from living a sheltered and comfortable life. This usually comes from the young upper class to show that being wealthy isn't always as great as it seems. She would like some one to speak to her,And is almost afraid that I
will commit that indiscretion. Lines 10-12 show that the lonely woman is longing to speak to someone, however it is socially unacceptable for her to speak to anyone outside of her class. Works Cited http://dictionary.reference.com/ http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/ezra-pound http://www.helium.com/items/2260126-poetry-analysis-the-garden-by-ezra-pound http://www.biography.com/people/ezra-pound-9445428 http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/161 Group Work now get ready to discuss these things with your group members: Theme Speaker Tone Theme The poem's themes is about a young, very elegant woman walking through a garden watching the low income children of the sommunity. The woman is clearly upset about the children of the society, knowing that they are the future of this world. She feels the need to talk to someone and the speaker knows he is about to Speaker The speaker is sitting in the garden observing the woman. Tone Loneliness. The woman is lonely, as well as the children that are left alone by the rest of the world.