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T. E. Hulme (1883 – 1917)


English writer,critic and poet who, through his writings on art, literature and politics, had a notable influence upon modernism, especially the Imagist poetic form.
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T. E. Hulme
The artist tries to see what there is to be interested in... He has not created something, he has seen something.
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A poem is good if it contains a new analogy and startles the reader out of the habit of treating words as counters.
Hulme
If literature (realistic) did really resemble life, it would be interminable, dreary, commonplace eating and dressing, buttoning, with here and there a patch of vividness. Life is composed of exquisite moments and the rest is shadows of them.




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It is a delicate & difficult art fitting rhythm to an idea...communicating momentary phases in a poet's mind
Hulme T. E.
Poetry is no more, no less than a mosaic of words, so great exactness is required for each one.
T. E. Hulme quotes
Thought is prior to language and consists in the simultaneous presentation to the mind of two different images.
T. E. Hulme
The unit of significance in the poem is not the word but the phrase or sentence...a poet should consider the effect of the whole poem, not its local felicities.
Hulme T. E. quotes
The prose writer drags meaning along with a rope, the poet makes it stand out and hit you.
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There were certain impressions I wanted to fix.I read verse models but none seemed to suitably express that kind of impression..until I came to read French vers libre which seemed to eactly fitr the case.
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Literature, like memory, selects only the vivid patches.
T. E. Hulme
Old houses were scaffolding once
and workmen whistling.




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