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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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A Consideration of Some Linguistic Phenomena in Othello and King Lear

A Consideration of Some Linguistic Phenomena in Othello and King Lear

Date: 1944
Creator: Jones, Beulah Pender
Description: This study was undertaken with the idea of determining to some extent the contribution of Shakespeare's linguistic peculiarities to his effectiveness.
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George Eliot's Life and Philosophy as Reflected in Certain Characters of her Four Early Novels

George Eliot's Life and Philosophy as Reflected in Certain Characters of her Four Early Novels

Date: 1944
Creator: Morehead, Ella Watson
Description: The discussion in this thesis is designed to show reflections of George Eliot's life and philosophy in her four early novels: Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss, Silas Marner, and Romola.
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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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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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Periodic Interpretations of Milton's Paradise Lost

Periodic Interpretations of Milton's Paradise Lost

Date: 1944
Creator: McCall, Lloyd J.
Description: The object of this study will be to call attention to the gradually developing interest in the poem and the varying interpretations of it.
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Some Aspects of Vachel Lindsay's Americanism as Reflected in his Writings

Some Aspects of Vachel Lindsay's Americanism as Reflected in his Writings

Date: 1944
Creator: Ray, Inez Edwards
Description: This thesis discusses the life and writings, particularly the poetry, of Vachel Lindsay, with an emphasis on his Americanism.
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Wordsworth and Whitman: a Comparative Study

Wordsworth and Whitman: a Comparative Study

Date: 1944
Creator: Timblin, Betty Jane
Description: This thesis consists of a comparative study of William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman.
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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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Emily Dickinson and Nature

Emily Dickinson and Nature

Date: 1945
Creator: Robyn, Dorothy Jean
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to show upon what aspects of nature Emily Dickinson's poems touch, to what extent and in what manner she uses nature terms in expressing her philosophy of life, what ideas she expresses through these terms, and finally what her own philosophy of nature is.
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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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The Influence of Negro Slavery on Emerson's Concept of Freedom

The Influence of Negro Slavery on Emerson's Concept of Freedom

Date: 1946
Creator: Matthis, Leon Cashiel
Description: A study of the influence of Negro slavery on Emerson's concept of freedom.
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Mary Austin's Contribution to the Culture of the Southwest

Mary Austin's Contribution to the Culture of the Southwest

Date: 1946
Creator: Wilson, Cora Mae
Description: An examination of Mary Austin's works and how she contributed to the culture of the Southwest.
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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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The Use of Geography in Whitman's Leaves of Grass

The Use of Geography in Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Date: 1946
Creator: Koonce, Patsy Lou
Description: A study of the significance of Walt Whitman's use of geography in Leaves of Grass.
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Religion in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Religion in the Poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson

Date: 1947
Creator: Immel, Betty
Description: This thesis examines the work of the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson and the treatment of religion in his works during the increasingly scientific Victorian Era.
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Sentimentalism and the Survival of the Comedy of Manners as Reflected in the Farces of the Eighteenth Century

Sentimentalism and the Survival of the Comedy of Manners as Reflected in the Farces of the Eighteenth Century

Date: 1947
Creator: Pyle, James
Description: A farce, insofar as this study is concerned, is any afterpiece which has plot, dialogue, and characters. This embraces such widely scattered varieties as burlesque, dramatic satire, pastoral, comedy, and opera. This study embraces more than a hundred farces, the most popular ones of their day.
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Whitman's Friends and Literary Acquaintances

Whitman's Friends and Literary Acquaintances

Date: 1947
Creator: McGinnis, Helen H.
Description: This thesis examines Walt Whitman's friendships with many of his contemporaries in New York, Boston, Washington and Camden, and highlights the differences among them.
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William Dean Howells : the Development and Demonstration of his Theory of Fiction through 1892

William Dean Howells : the Development and Demonstration of his Theory of Fiction through 1892

Date: 1947
Creator: Miles, Elton R.
Description: This study of the development of Howells's theory of fiction and the extent of its expression in his own novels involves a study of the development of his literary tastes. In order to arrive at an understanding of Howells's critical views as expressed in his own fiction, his literary notices and critical essays will be studied concurrently with his novels.
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Persons and Places in Mark Twain's Fiction

Persons and Places in Mark Twain's Fiction

Date: May 1947
Creator: Sherman, Elizabeth P.
Description: This paper focuses on Mark Twain's writing style and characterization in his fiction. The settings and characters of his fiction are in particular focus, specifically how Mark Twain draws on personal experiences and memories to make his characters and settings more relatable and realistic. A brief biography of Twain's life is given before the author goes into the specifics of characterization and settings.
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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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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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Emersonian Ideas in Whitman's Early Writings

Emersonian Ideas in Whitman's Early Writings

Date: 1948
Creator: Mizell, Elizabeth Ann
Description: This thesis will be an attempt to gather together the important ideas set forth in Whitman's early writing which are to be found also in Emerson's lectures, essays, and poems written before 1855. It will attempt to show what Whitman might have gained from Emerson if he had had no other source, and if a creative intellect had not the power of originating its own ideas.
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Emerson's Representative Men: a Study of Emerson's Six Representative Types

Emerson's Representative Men: a Study of Emerson's Six Representative Types

Date: 1948
Creator: Harrison, James P., Jr.
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to relate the six personalities dealt with by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his Representative Men to such proportions of the essayist's ideas as may be applied to these six representative types, to the end of arriving at an understanding of Emerson's aim in writing about these six men and about great men in general.
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