In a Station of the Metro

By Ezra Pound 1885–1972 Ezra Pound
The apparition       of these faces       in the crowd   :
Petals      on a wet, black    bough   .

Source: Poetry (April 1913).

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This poem originally appeared in the April 1913 issue of Poetry magazine

April 1913
 Ezra  Pound

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Of all the major literary figures in the twentieth century, Ezra Pound has been one of the most controversial; he has also been one of modern poetry's most important contributors. In an introduction to the Literary Essays of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot declared that Pound "is more responsible for the twentieth-century revolution in poetry than is any other individual." Four decades later, Donald Hall reaffirmed in remarks collected . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Social Commentaries, Cities & Urban Life

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Poetic Terms Imagery, Epigram, Free Verse, Imagist

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