Here is a summary of a comprehensive article on the modern confusion between Values and Virtues. It is important to know that Virtues fit into a multi-cultural framework. If we can see the error of our language and the use of the terms virtue and value we may make an important distinction that points to morality and a moral life shared by a greater collective whole versus the individualize subjective view on values as it pertains to each person.
Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language.
Imagism is sometimes viewed as ‘a succession of creative moments' rather than any continuous or sustained period of development.
Imagism called for a return to what were seen as more Classical values, such as directness of presentation and economy of language, as well as a willingness to experiment with non-traditional verse forms. Imagists use free verse.
A characteristic feature of Imagism is its attempt to isolate a single image to reveal its essence. This feature mirrors contemporary developments in avant-garde art, especially Cubism.
Although Imagism isolates objects through the use of what Ezra Pound called “luminous details”, Pound's Ideogrammic Method of juxtaposing concrete instances to express an abstraction is similar to Cubism's manner of synthesizing multiple perspectives into a single image.
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