Alas

archaism meaning, essentially, “oh no!” or “how unfortunate!”

Thusly

It’s not wrong, but it can always give way to thus, which is an adverb in its own right.

Imagism

Imagism was a short-lived school of poetry that emphasized clarity and precision and rejected verbiage and sentiment. At the center of the movement was Ezra Pound, who was influenced in his thinking by a group of London poets and philosophers, among them T.E. Hulme, whose essay, “Romanticism and Classicism,” was seminal to the movement. In his essay, Hulme foretells a classical revival in poetry. Rejecting Romanticism—which he argues is based upon the mistaken idea that a human is “an infinite …

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