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  • 1. MODERNIST PERIOD INENGLISHLITERATURE.
  • 2. MODERNIST PERIOD Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America.Modernism is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditionalstyles of poetry and verse.Modernists experimented with literary form and expression.This style of writing represents a radical shift in cultural sensibilitiesof the corresponding time.
  • 3. ORIGINS OF MOERNISTLITERATUREThis movement was originated when thewriters felt that they required a new form ofwriting to express their ideologies and outlooktowards life.the modernist began, 1910 as roughly markingthe beginning and quote novelist VirginiaWoolf, who declared that human natureunderwent, modernism was already finidshingat least by 1902.
  • 4. MODERNISM INLITERATURE Modernistic works are often written in first person and are quitedifferent from traditional styles. In modernism, the content of thewriting is represented as a long stream of consciousness. Modernist writers use irony and satire as tools that aid them inmaking fun of something and point out faults, usually, problemswithin their society.
  • 5. MODERNISTCHARACTERISTIC Modernism is marked by a strong andintentional break from the traditional way ofrendering a theme or a thought. The concept of modernism denies theexistence of truth. According to this school ofthought, everything is relative. Modernists believe that the world is whatwe perceive or, in other words, the world iswhat we say it is.
  • 6.  Modernism maintains absolutely noconnection with history or historicalinstitutions. According to this concept, life isunordered. Modernism emphasizes on theimportance of companionship betweenindividuals and celebration of innerstrength.CHARACTERISTICS…
  • 7. AUTHORS Virginia Woolf Ezra Pound Richard Aldington. Katherine Anne Porter.. Wallace Stevens.
  • 8. A GIRLThe tree has entered my hands,The sap has ascended my arms,The tree has grown in my breast -Downward,The branches grow out of me, like arms.Tree you are,Moss you are,You are violets with wind above them.A child - so high - you are,And all this is folly to the world.Ezra Pound