I believe Pound commented in a letter that ELiot had modernised himself.
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> Is Smith saying that Eliot was an Imagist? If so why didn't Pound ever
> label him as such? Pound was the loudly (very loudly) self proclaimed
> expert on Imagism. At the time of "Rhapsody" and "Preludes" Pound was
> identifying and labeling Imagists such as H. D and Richard Aldington.
> labeled TSE a self made modernist but never, to my knowledge, an Imagist.
> Diane: I think Pound and Eliot were playing with the same thing but coming
> up with absolutely different techniques for doing it. That is, how to
> extract the most reader impact from the words of a poem. TSE seemed to
> regard this as a central node, the objective correlative, while Pound
> emphasized overall energetic language which moved the readers mind from
> concept to another. Pound's Imagism and later Vorticism is bound up in
> movement. Pound said that the Image grows on the edge. The edge of a
> of a sculpture or the edge of thought in a poem. The eye or the mind then
> moves back and forth along this edge. A good non poetry study for
> understanding Vorticism or Imagism is the sculture of Epstein such as
> Rick Seddon
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