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It is said that people can create art in their unique way to express themselves William Carlos Williams tried to capture the direct image of the object and cloud out its surroundings He attempted to focus the poem on the subject in order to eliminate any irrelevant responses from its surroundings Through language and imagery William Carlos Williams uses certain objects in the world that would be poetic no matter how directly they are presented He accomplishes this using imagism According to Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary imagism is a theory of poets in America who believed that poetry should use common speech create new rhythms and include a clear concentrated and precise image 955 Williams kept his poetry fixed to the environment around him Although he would use American speech and images it was filled with repetition and unusable material He would not be able to resort to emotions as most poets could If he were the reader would most likely get confused and would only have a vague understanding of the poem With all the weakness within his sources he needed to be able to battle the environment while focusing on the object He thought to himself that it would be unachievable without invention of some sort for very good reason that observation about us engenders the very opposite of what we seek triviality crassness and intellectual bankruptcy And yet what we do see can in no way be excluded Guimond 37 A wise choice Williams decided to stay with the American topics He ended up creating a method that allowed him to use materials and other objects from his world Amazingly he was still able to use this method to stay at par with other Imagists methods Williams would use any nearby materials and illustrate them in a succinct style Jules Laforgue was another author using a similar style Williams admired him for building upon the basis of what is of value to the
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