I have an essay due about Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound very soon, and i'm totally baffled.
This is the hardest, most awkward poem i've ever read. I barely understand the poem, let alone the essay question!
The question is: "What attitude towards the arts, especially poetry, emerges from 'Hugh Sewlyn Mauberley?"
The module this question is for is related to the modernist movement.
Can someone PLEASE help me with this? Can anyone tell me which parts of the poem show an attitude towards the arts, and what that attitude is? So far, all i've got is that when Pound wrote " the 'age demanded' chiefly a mould in plaster, / made with no loss of time, / a prose kinema, not, not assuredly, alabaster / or the 'sculpture' of rhyme" That he was complaining that poetry (?) had become too focused on things that are outwardly beautiful and easy, with no enduring innter beauty. Beyond that, i'm LOST!
Any help is greatly appreciated.