Autumn, Fog, Metro are three short poems represent a sampling of the poetic art in amagist poets. These poets of early 20th century, in revolt against romanticism, sought clarity of expression through the use of precise images.
In Autumn, Fog, Metro, when we see the poem Autumn, T.E Hulme presents a graphic glimpse of an autumn night. Marks the keen observation of the poet which brings out evocative images of a red faced farmer and white faces of town children, very witty and pleasant. You suddenly realize why the faces of the two contrasting parties are red and white. The explanation lies in the unpolluted rural and the polluted urban environment.
In the Fog, Carl Sandburg personifies and animates the fog and we feel it crawling stealthy across the harbor and city mystifying the environment.
The Metro: Paris appears to be a master-piece of still life. Note the economy of the world exercised by the poet to paint a vivid image of the city life visualized through his imagination, reinforced by the last tow alliterative words leaving a lasting impression behind. The crowd referred to in this 2-liner is at the Paris underground railway station Metro.