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Symbolism: A Movement in
Modern English Poetry
Symbolism as a literary movement was first
expressly announced and named by Jean
Moreas in Le Figaro on 18 September 1886.
The wave of criticism and revival
“The Symbolism of Poetry” (1900) by William
Butler Yeats the symbolist poem as a short
lyric, perpetuating an emotion that...
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955
T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
Ezra Pound(1885-1972)
W.B. Yeats (1865-1939
Symbolism was a reaction against the rigidity
imposed on French poetry by that neo-classic
school, the Parnassian
objectives
the symbolists were not primarily
interested in the ideas of the mind, but in
the expression of the whole personality
Expression particularly in two ways
• mingling the
perceptions of one’s
sense (a sight, touch or
smell etc)
releasing and giving symbolic expression
to our subconscious impulses
Features
Incantation
incantation
Obscurity
cannot be tied down to any single and
simple interpretation
Repetition
deep mysterious suggestiveness
Colours were not merely colours
Form of language
• free verse
• dense syntax
• figurative language
• rhythm
neoclassicism
romanticism
realism
symbolism
we get a composite and very attractive
type of poetry in which one moves
without logical links from the realms of
objectiv...
Works consulted
• Dina Ripsman Eylon’s
article “symbolism”
• Dr loius’article
“symbols”
• HISTORY OS ENGLISH
LITERATURE T ...
Symbolism In Modern Poetry
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Symbolism In Modern Poetry

  1. 1. Symbolism: A Movement in Modern English Poetry
  2. 2. Symbolism as a literary movement was first expressly announced and named by Jean Moreas in Le Figaro on 18 September 1886.
  3. 3. The wave of criticism and revival
  4. 4. “The Symbolism of Poetry” (1900) by William Butler Yeats the symbolist poem as a short lyric, perpetuating an emotion that is then transformed into “some great epic,”
  5. 5. Wallace Stevens (1879-1955
  6. 6. T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
  7. 7. Ezra Pound(1885-1972)
  8. 8. W.B. Yeats (1865-1939
  9. 9. Symbolism was a reaction against the rigidity imposed on French poetry by that neo-classic school, the Parnassian
  10. 10. objectives
  11. 11. the symbolists were not primarily interested in the ideas of the mind, but in the expression of the whole personality
  12. 12. Expression particularly in two ways • mingling the perceptions of one’s sense (a sight, touch or smell etc)
  13. 13. releasing and giving symbolic expression to our subconscious impulses
  14. 14. Features
  15. 15. Incantation
  16. 16. incantation
  17. 17. Obscurity
  18. 18. cannot be tied down to any single and simple interpretation
  19. 19. Repetition
  20. 20. deep mysterious suggestiveness
  21. 21. Colours were not merely colours
  22. 22. Form of language • free verse • dense syntax • figurative language • rhythm
  23. 23. neoclassicism romanticism realism symbolism
  24. 24. we get a composite and very attractive type of poetry in which one moves without logical links from the realms of objectively shared common experience into the private domain of the poet’s mind
  25. 25. Works consulted • Dina Ripsman Eylon’s article “symbolism” • Dr loius’article “symbols” • HISTORY OS ENGLISH LITERATURE T Singh • Modern Poetry

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