José Manuel Losada Goya investigates in his article "Poetic Image and Tradition in Western European Modernism: Pound, Lorca, Claudel," aspects of poetic imagery in modernism. The analysis of the changes brought about by modern poetry involves just as much the study of content as it does of form. In the very beginning of modernity, the poet feels the necessity to invent another tradition, distinct in spatial-temporal parameters and in rhetorical procedures. In the article, attention is paid to both the re-modification of the phonological figures (especially in rhyme and rhythm) and the restructuring of lexical levels (especially in metaphor and metonymy). A discussion of Pound's, Lorca's, and Claudel's texts allows for the evaluation of the way in which tradition is assimilated by modernist currents.
Losada Goya, José Manuel.
"Poetic Image and Tradition in Western European Modernism."
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