Modernism | Literary Term - Definition, Characteristic and Examples | Learning The Easy Way


Modernism is an important literary term in the modern period. It is new type of tendencies in literature. This term applied to literature in the late 19th centuries.

 It  broke away from the traditional of the past by using new form and style.

Features of Modernism:

1. Self-Conscious

2. Alienation and Isolation

3. Innovative ideas of creativity

4. Expressionism

5. Surrealism

6. Existentialism

7. Dadaism

8. Experimentation

9. Relativity of truth

10. Reject traditional religious believes

Major modernist writers:

1. Henry James

2. James Joyce

3. Virginia Woolf

4. W.B. Yeats

5. T.S. Eliot

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