English III HN
27 November, 2011
Who is Ezra Pound?
The people of this country are exactly what make up this country. But what determines the individual person is the character, and the true American character consists of the pursuit of making life better, helping others, to strive to be the best you can be and standing up for what you believe in. In American history, the leaders of this country or the wise individuals that helped put this country together never settled for less. People such as Martin Luther King jr, Amelia Earhart and Abraham Lincoln always followed these traits. Another leader who went by these American traits is, Ezra Pound. Ezra Pound was a unique individual and even though he spoke horribly about other people and spent most of his life outside of the country, he was a great American that stood up for what he believed in and helped others while striving to be the best he could be.
Ezra Pound was born in a small town in Idaho on the thirtieth of October 1885. His education started at Cheltenham Military Academy. Without graduating, he transferred to Hamilton College in New York and then finally graduated at the University of Pennsylvania (poetryfoundation.org). Ezra Pound eventually became a professor on Romance Languages at Presbyterian College. He finally traveled to Europe for the fourth time and ended up living in London there he became the head editor of Magazine poetry (poetryfoundation.org).
While Ezra Pound was at this Magazine in London, he began to help a lot of poets publicize their poems. He helped famous poets such as William Butler Yeats, James Joyce (brother of his wife), Robert Frost and T.S Elliot. Ezra Pound himself persuaded Harriet Monroe to publish T.S Elliot’s The Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (poetryfoundation.org). Ezra Pound helped poets all over, T.S Elliot himself even said “I sincerely consider Ezra Pound the most important living poet in the English...