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 Department: Department of English
 Decade: 1950-1959
Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Charles Dickens

Autobiographical Elements in the Works of Charles Dickens

Date: August 1950
Creator: Gaydon, Mary Allee S.
Description: This thesis endeavors to show how Charles Dickens revealed himself and his life in his works.
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Chaucer's Devices for Securing Verisimilitude in the Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Devices for Securing Verisimilitude in the Canterbury Tales

Date: August 1952
Creator: Felts, Marian Patricia
Description: This thesis explores Chaucer's devices for securing verisimilitude by various methods in the Canterbury Tales.
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Epic Qualities in Moby-Dick

Epic Qualities in Moby-Dick

Date: August 1952
Creator: Russell, John Joe
Description: Many critics not satisfied with explaining Moby-Dick in terms of the novel, have sough analogies in other literary genres. Most often parallels have been drawn from epic and dramatic literature. Critics have called Moby-Dick either an epic or a tragedy. After examining the evidence presented by both schools of thought, after establishing a workable definition of the epic and listing the most common epic devices, and after examining Moby-Dick in terms of this definition and discovering many of the epic devices in it, I propose the thesis that Melville has written an epic, not unlike the great epics of the past.
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Ability Grouping in Secondary English

Ability Grouping in Secondary English

Date: August 1952
Creator: Harris, Steva Whitehead
Description: This thesis discusses the pros and cons of grouping by ability in secondary English.
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Some Lexical Variants of Pioneer Ellis County

Some Lexical Variants of Pioneer Ellis County

Date: August 1950
Creator: Crawford, Bernice Flake
Description: The purpose of this study is to give the common words, together with a collection of old expressions or terms, of the oldest residents of Ellis County and to trace their usage to the states in the Old South. The importance of recording these old words and terms is to preserve the oldest forms of the community for those who are interested in the growth and development of local speech and, also, to trace the history of these words.
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Literary and Realistic Influences upon the Women of the Spectator

Literary and Realistic Influences upon the Women of the Spectator

Date: August 1952
Creator: Perry, Carolyn Oliver
Description: This study will outline the two great literary genres of character-writing and satire, upon the tradition and practice of which Joseph Addison and Richard Steele based their characters of women in the Spectator. The three-fold purpose of this study is to determine how the Spectator was influenced by, and what it in turn contributed to, the two literary genres, the "Character" of women and satire on women; and to present the social status of the female audience as it existed and as the Spectator sought to improve it.
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Religion as a Factor in the Literary Career of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Religion as a Factor in the Literary Career of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Date: July 1952
Creator: Miller, John Davidson
Description: The purpose of this study is to evaluate various religious elements in Nathainel Hawthorne's life in relation to his career as a literary artist. The moral seriousness of this author at once strikes us as being something closely akin to religious sentiment, but he refused to endorse any specific dogma or to subscribe to any one organized faith. We know from his work that he had a religion, but his silence leaves ample room for conjecture if we wish to "label" him, or decide which of those religions that he contemplated was most congenial to his nature.
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A Study of Mechanics: Prescription and Use

A Study of Mechanics: Prescription and Use

Date: August 1952
Creator: Le Beau, Maurine Schott
Description: This thesis studies historical punctuation its uses and standards developed.
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Fire on Abel's Altar

Fire on Abel's Altar

Date: January 1955
Creator: Taliaferro, Charles R.
Description: This thesis is a work of fiction in the form of a novel.
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The Messenger in Shakespeare

The Messenger in Shakespeare

Date: May 1955
Creator: Branch, James Wesley
Description: The messenger genus is a broad one. It contains several species and sub-species, some of which will hardly seem to belong to the group until they are examined from a functional or structural standpoint. An attempt will be made to break this great group into three species.
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A Decade of Grammatical Liberalism

A Decade of Grammatical Liberalism

Date: January 1955
Creator: Guinn, James M.
Description: Against the background of conservatism, liberalism, and counter-reaction among linguists, this study will survey the degrees of liberality shown by the writers of a group of present-day handbooks and grammars toward six disputable issues.
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Maria Edgeworth as a Precursor of Realism

Maria Edgeworth as a Precursor of Realism

Date: August 1958
Creator: Farr, Carie Jane
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to study the novels of Maria Edgeworth in an attempt to discover whether or not her novels have merit beyond their representation of the manners and morals of her historical period. This involves first an examination of her novels in the light of such criticism as has given rise to the question of their importance.
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A Structural Analysis of The Brothers Karamazov

A Structural Analysis of The Brothers Karamazov

Date: May 1959
Creator: Bruckner, Karen Lindsey
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to reveal the structural unity of The Brothers Karamazov through the isolation and analyzation of the various techniques used by Dostoyevsky to unify the novel. In order to retain more than a few impressions and remembrances of outstanding events, in order to retain the novel itself, the reader needs to be aware of the structure of the work. If the fullest realization of the novel depends upon the reader's perception of its structure, the structure becomes the important critical element.
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Browning's The Ring and the Book in Twentieth-century Criticism

Browning's The Ring and the Book in Twentieth-century Criticism

Date: January 1955
Creator: Blakney, Paul S.
Description: Proceeding from the general judgment that The Ring and the Book is, indeed, Browning's greatest achievement, and that it, more than any other of his works, was responsible for establishing him in an extraordinary position of public acceptance and esteem, I propose, in this study, to examine the four features of The Ring and the Book which have most frequently attracted critical attention and to which the greater portion of analysis and review of The Ring and the Book have been devoted.
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Pessimism in Three Major English Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Pessimism in Three Major English Poets of the Nineteenth Century

Date: August 1958
Creator: Simms, Bobbie Gwen
Description: This thesis examines the evidences of pessimism in the poetry of each poet, substantiated when possible by parallel prose writings and other critical and biographical material; and finally, it reaches tentative conclusions about the direction of the change in pessimistic outlook of three poets.
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A Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

A Proposed Reconstruction of the Elizabethan Globe Theater in Odessa, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Morris, Marjorie Rogers
Description: The purpose of this study is to determine as accurately as possible from an examination of contemporary records and from interpretations of scholars what the structure and conventions of the Globe Theater were in the hope that the projected reconstruction of the theater in Odessa may be as near the original as is possible and feasible.
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Establishing an Integrated Language Arts Program in the Primary Grades

Establishing an Integrated Language Arts Program in the Primary Grades

Date: January 1954
Creator: Harding, Marcella Queen
Description: This thesis had its inception in the mind of the writer when, disturbed by third grade children's lack of interest and low level of linguistic achievement, she endeavored to find both a more effective means of encouraging children to acquire the tools of language and a more effective method of teaching children the fundamentals of language arts. The writer determined, therefore, to investigate an integrated language arts program in the hope that it would prove to be a more effective method of teaching.
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The Social Hierarchy of the South in the Works of William Faulkner

The Social Hierarchy of the South in the Works of William Faulkner

Date: August 1954
Creator: Cain, Roy E.
Description: The Myth of the Old South, like all myths, contains some elements of truth, but like all myths, it contains some things that are not true. Faulkner has used those parts of the Myth that are true, but he has repudiated and in many cases destroyed those parts of the Myth which he has found to be the product of imagination rather than history.
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Mark Twain's Representation of the American West

Mark Twain's Representation of the American West

Date: August 1953
Creator: Bass, Jeanne H.
Description: The purpose of this paper is to picture the West as Mark Twain saw it. Many books have been written which describe Twain's Western years, but few have given much consideration to the accuracy of his account of the West in the 1860's. This paper attempts to portray Twain not only as a social and political satirist, but also as a possible historical satirist.
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The Development of Don Juan as a Dramatic Character Before 1800

The Development of Don Juan as a Dramatic Character Before 1800

Date: August 1953
Creator: Lloyd, Kenneth
Description: This thesis examines the myth and legend of Don Juan and the development of the dramatic character prior to 1800.
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William Dean Howells: Dramatist

William Dean Howells: Dramatist

Date: August 1954
Creator: Turner, Peggy
Description: The primary purpose of this study is to demonstrate the importance of Howells as the leader of the movement toward realism in American drama, both by revealing in a critical analysis of his plays the presence of the same familiar realistic elements so evident in his novels, and also by showing the extent of his influence upon later dramatists.
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The Development of the Unheroic Hero in the Modern Novel

The Development of the Unheroic Hero in the Modern Novel

Date: August 1953
Creator: Loving, Billie Ruth
Description: This thesis explores the development of the unheroic hero in the modern novel.
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Music in the Fiction of Willa Cather

Music in the Fiction of Willa Cather

Date: August 1953
Creator: Johnston, William Winfred
Description: This thesis explores the use of music in the literary works of author Willa Cather.
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Cosmetic Names : Their Formations and Semantic Implications

Cosmetic Names : Their Formations and Semantic Implications

Date: August 1952
Creator: White, Beth
Description: In order to discover the semantic implications involved in advertising in general, the present study is confined to an investigation of the names of perfumes and lipsticks, taken as representative of the broader field.
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