"In a Station of the Metro" Analytical Essay by Kristin H

"In a Station of the Metro"
An analysis of the poem, "In a Station of the Metro", by Ezra Pound.
# 45911 | 787 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Nov 23, 2003 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper briefly discusses Pound's use of symbolism and imagery in the poem. It looks at the beauty that the poet sees in a Paris metro station.

From the Paper:

"Often, one gets lost in the monotony of every day life. Almost like robots, man falls into a pattern of doing the same things every day, from going to school or work, to coming home, to eating dinner. Instead of living lives, man lives routines. Rarely does one stop to notice, appreciate, or think about the beauty in simple things. "In a Station of the Metro," by Ezra Pound, expresses the speaker's sudden realization of the beauty he sees at a subway station in Paris. He watches as people get on and off trains and hurry to their destinations. In the two lines of the Imagist poem, Pound compares these people to something eerily beautiful and delicate "petals on a wet, black bough" (2). Ezra Pound uses succinct diction and symbolism in "In a Station of the Metro" to convey an allegorical meaning related to rare, overlooked beauty in every day life."

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