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 Department: Department of English
 Decade: 1940-1949
Symbolism in Leaves of Grass

Symbolism in Leaves of Grass

Date: 1943
Creator: Bell, Clara Pierce
Description: This thesis discusses the symbolism found in Walt Whitman's second poetic period, as found in the collection Leaves of Grass.
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Dramatic Experiment in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Dramatic Experiment in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill

Date: 1941
Creator: Bell, Cyrene
Description: This survey of Eugene O'Neill's works attempts to establish that fact that he used a number of dramatic experiments in his plays and that he used them successfully.
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The Gothic Elements in Shelley's Writings

The Gothic Elements in Shelley's Writings

Date: January 1948
Creator: Boaz, Olna Oatis
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to give a basic understanding of Percy Shelley's introduction to Gothicism and to explore the Gothic elements found within his writings.
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The Maturing Emotion of George Eliot

The Maturing Emotion of George Eliot

Date: 1943
Creator: Botsford, Helen Virginia
Description: This study has been made in an attempt to illustrate how the genius that was George Eliot developed, how a magnificent intellect was driven first to achievement by emotional frustration and then was coupled with emotional maturity in person, developing emotional maturity in the creative artist and producing at last the supreme and delicate balance of intellectual and emotional maturity in the philosopher who found her medium in creative art.
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The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

The Authorship of 1 Henry VI Considered in Relation to the Sources of the Play

Date: 1940
Creator: Brashears, Evelyn McFatridge
Description: Through an investigation of the problem of the authorship of 1 Henry VI, the author endeavors to present some new evidence concerning the play's authorship. The problem is examined from the standpoint of the relationship between authorship and sources.
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The Intellectual Development of Shelley as Reflected in Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, and Prometheus Unbound

The Intellectual Development of Shelley as Reflected in Queen Mab, The Revolt of Islam, and Prometheus Unbound

Date: 1944
Creator: Brotze, Selma
Description: This study of Shelley's intellectual development as it is reflected in these philosophical poems is offered in the hope that knowledge of Shelley's idealism may inspire faith in the beauty which life can possess and trust in the high ideals which alone can create such beauty.
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Structural and Thematic Development in the Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Structural and Thematic Development in the Novels of F. Scott Fitzgerald

Date: August 1948
Creator: Burks, Sidney L.
Description: In dealing with the individual works, I have attempted to analyze the structural element first, and then to deduce the novel's meaning, or theme, making use, wherever it is possible, of the results of the analysis of structure. In addition, I have attempted to reveal the development of certain themes from one novel to another, and certain developments in characterization and general design. I have attempted to reveal the relationship of the structure and thematic aspects of the individual works to Fizgerald's work as a whole. Finally, I have attempted to demonstrate Fitzgerald's relationship with certain of this peers and forebears in the American novel.
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The Romantic Movement and Methodism

The Romantic Movement and Methodism

Date: 1946
Creator: Bush, Lorraine
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to explore the relationship between romanticism in literature and Methodism in religion, and to learn whether their common qualities are a matter of cause and effect or are merely parallel developments with a common source.
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Social Problems Found in Edith Wharton's Novels

Social Problems Found in Edith Wharton's Novels

Date: 1941
Creator: Carter, Marion Eloise
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to discover the extent of Edith Wharton's use of social problems in her novels.
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Repetitions in the Most Popular Works of Mark Twain

Repetitions in the Most Popular Works of Mark Twain

Date: August 1949
Creator: Chambers, Nettie Jackson
Description: This paper is a study of the repetitions in the works of Mark Twain.The author has chosen repetitions which are most nearly alike and most representative of Mark Twain. The study was limited to repetitions of his own experiences repeated in his works, to repetitions of descriptions of the beautiful and the horrible, and to repetitions which are a result of his humor and a desire to save man from himself.
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A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories

A Study of the Social Background of the Characters in O. Henry's New York Short Stories

Date: 1940
Creator: Connally, Lucy Belle
Description: The problem of this research is to determine whether or not O. Henry pictured the existing social conditions of the period in his New York stories and whether his characters are representative of people who actually lived at that time.
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George Washington Cable as a Critic of the South

George Washington Cable as a Critic of the South

Date: 1949
Creator: Donnelly, Willie Mae
Description: This thesis examines the work of writer George Washington Cable as it relates to the South. The focus is on the way Cable portrayed three types of people: the Southerner, the Creole, and the Negro.
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American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

American Background in Longfellow's "The Song of Hiawatha"

Date: 1940
Creator: Doty, Fern Marie
Description: The background for "The Song of Hiawatha" is explicitly American, for Longfellow has preserved many legends, traditions, and customs of the aborigines with fidelity. As a whole, "The Song of Hiawatha" is a successful delineation of the aborigines of North America. Longfellow preserved the most interesting legends and supplemented them with accounts of Indian life.
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The Conflict between Individualism and Socialism in the Life and Novels of Jack London

The Conflict between Individualism and Socialism in the Life and Novels of Jack London

Date: 1948
Creator: Dozier, Mary Dean
Description: The fact that Jack London's novels seem to fall into two classes--those which he wrote for money and those which he wrote to deliver a social message--has led to this study of his life and novels. It is the aim of this thesis to show that his life was one of conflict between individualism and socialism and that this conflict is reflected to a varying degree in his novels.
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A Study of the Stressed Back Vowels in the Speech of Parker County, Texas

A Study of the Stressed Back Vowels in the Speech of Parker County, Texas

Date: 1949
Creator: Elders, Roy G.
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to contribute a small part to the large picture of Texas dialect by describing the use of certain stressed sounds in one locality, Parker County, Texas, which lies in the General American speech division of the United States.
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Byron as Revealed in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Byron as Revealed in Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Date: 1944
Creator: England, Helen Azaline
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show the extent to which Byron revealed himself as the hero of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the extent to which that hero was an original creation.
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Spenser's Use of Classical Mythology in The Faerie Queene

Spenser's Use of Classical Mythology in The Faerie Queene

Date: 1941
Creator: Etheridge, Margaret
Description: This thesis endeavors to show how Edmund Spenser used classical mythology, and his variations from it, in his work The Faerie Queene.
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Macaulay and Carlyle, a Study in Victorian Contrasts

Macaulay and Carlyle, a Study in Victorian Contrasts

Date: 1940
Creator: Flesher, Lyla
Description: Discusses the contrasts apparent in the Victorian era British writers Carlyle and Macaulay with reference to history, biography, and literary criticism.
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The Influence of the Frontier on Mark Twain

The Influence of the Frontier on Mark Twain

Date: 1942
Creator: Freeman, Stella Mae
Description: There are critics who believe that the real Mark Twain was born in the East, while others say that the frontier made him. I have considered evidence on both sides and have definitely concluded that Mark Twain was and is a product of the frontier.
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Henry David Thoreau as a Social Critic

Henry David Thoreau as a Social Critic

Date: 1945
Creator: Fussell, Myra Beth
Description: A study of Henry David Thoreau's opinions on religion, economics, politics, government, and major political issues of his time.
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Hawthorne's Use of Symbolism in Four Romances

Hawthorne's Use of Symbolism in Four Romances

Date: September 1943
Creator: Goldsmith, Oma Kathryn
Description: This thesis is a study of the four long romances, The Scarlet Letter, The House of the Seven Gables, The Blithedale Romance, and The Marble Faun, with emphasis upon Hawthorne's use of symbolism as a means of presenting the basic moral and spiritual truths of human life. The first chapter explains the nature of symbolism and the reasons why Hawthorne used it so extensively. In each of the last four chapters, the symbolism in a single romance is considered for the purpose of discovering the manner and effectiveness of its use in exemplifying the central theme of that particular story. Although Hawthorne's short stories are extremely rich in symbolism, it was not possible to include them in the present study.
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The Development of the Heroine in the American Novel from 1850 to 1900

The Development of the Heroine in the American Novel from 1850 to 1900

Date: 1948
Creator: Greer, Kathleen C.
Description: There are many heroines in American fiction, and in this thesis I have tried to show the development of the characterization of women in the American novel.
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Aspects of Reform in Certain Novels of Charles Dickens

Aspects of Reform in Certain Novels of Charles Dickens

Date: 1945
Creator: Gunstead, Alice
Description: A study of aspects of reform in certain novels of Charles Dickens.
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Mark Twain as a Social Critic

Mark Twain as a Social Critic

Date: 1944
Creator: Harrison, Evelyn L.
Description: The author attempts to show in this thesis that Mark Twain was a serious observer and critic of life.
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