Which of the following statements best expresses the difference between how visual images functioned in World War I poetry and Imagist poetry ?

A. There were no significant differences in the functioning of visual images in these two types of poetry.
B. The Imagists relied on visual images to achieve clarity of expression, whereas World War I poets relied on visual images to subtly punctuate their often desperate political messages.
C. The Imagists valued brevity, which could be achieved with precise visual images, whereasWorldWar I poets preferred declamatory statements in their poems.
D. WorldWar I poets valued clarity of expression through visual images, whereas Imagists relied on complex expression through emotional visual images.

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