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


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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