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How do you think T.S Eliot, Carl Sandburg, and Robert Frost captured the essence of literal modernism in their writings? Quite a few American modernists found it more comfortable to engage in Modernist experiments with literary forms and themes. Many works of modernist literature lack the narrative, dramatic, thematic, stylistic, and/or metrical unity and cohesion of the works of pre-modernist literature, appearing more like collages than unified compositions (to use a visual simile).