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10. Rhythms
in Poetry


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Ethnic Writers and the Literary Mainstream

Amidst the chaos following World War I, Ezra Pound urged poets to "Make it New!" This call was heeded by a large range of poets, from T.S. Eliot to Jean Toomer. This episode explores the modernist lyrics of two of these poets: William Carlos Williams and Langston Hughes. What is modernism? How did these poets start a revolution that continues until this day?

Authors Covered
This section of the Instructor Guide contains biographical information on 10 authors, and includes hyperlinks to related Archive materials.

Timeline
The Unit timeline references literary text publishing dates with critical historical events, building a contextual framework.

Unit Overview Using the Video Activities
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