While abrupt juxtapositions without accompanying label of their point
are prominent in much 20th-c writing, it is well to keep in mind Pound's
warning (paraphrased from memory) against any old rotten cabbage thrown
on any fine silken couch. There is, for example, a certain
tongue-in-cheek quality to Pound's lines in Canto VII --
"Beer-bottle on the statue's pediment!
"That, Fritz, is the era, today against the past,