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Extremism, especially in politics or government; radicalism.

ul′tra·ist n.
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His attention must be commanded by the signs that the Church, or religious party, is falling from the Church nominal, and is appearing in temperance and non-resistance societies; in movements of abolitionists and of socialists; and in very significant assemblies called Sabbath and Bible Conventions; composed of ultraists, of seekers, of all the soul of the soldiery of dissent, and meeting to call in question the authority of the Sabbath, of the priesthood, and of the Church.
Bohn's approach is chronological and as I mention above, each chapter is a discussion and analysis of a particular poetry group that created visual poetry starting with the second decade of the twentieth century and the Spanish Ultraists.
For Borges, though championing metaphor, makes a distinction between the dazzling, eccentric metaphors of the ultraists and what he calls the efficacious metaphor: "Siempre fui novelero de metaforas, pero solicitando fuese notorio en elias antes lo eficaz que lo insolito" ("A quien leyere"); novelty in an image is not the most critical characteristic of the metaphor.
By the 1850s, however, they, along with a few other ultraists, embraced electoral politics as the means to reform society and to achieve women's rights.
In the place of conventional swans, lilies, and peacocks, the Ultraists substituted motorcars, jazz, and sultry women.