From Skeletons to Orchards

From Skeletons to Orchards

Date: May 1999
Creator: Thies, Paul Andrew
Description: This thesis is a creative work that is segmented into three main phases in order to display the developing poetic growth and control in the work of Paul Andrew Thies. The first phase is titled "Skeletons and Rhinoceri." It was a phase where I focused on more classical forms of poetry, namely accentual and syllabical sonnets. This phase was greatly influenced by both Charles Baudelaire and William Butler Yeats. The second phase, titled "Clandestinies," was one in which I tried to develop a more dense form. Lord Byron and Pablo Neruda were the two main influences on my work at this time, largely in terms of imaginative exoticism and figurative energy. The third section of this thesis, titled "Graffiti in the Orchard," is an exploration of my current work as a poet. In this phase, Rainer Maria Rilke was the primary influence as I began to develop a more fluid and expressive style.
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Emotional Tendencies of Children as Expressed in their Verse

Emotional Tendencies of Children as Expressed in their Verse

Date: August 1939
Creator: Kisinger, Katherine
Description: This study analyzes the verse created for and about children so that it can be determined how emotions are addressed. American and English poetry from between the years 1600 and 1800 served as the study focus.
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The Strain of Melancholy in Eighteenth Century Poetry

The Strain of Melancholy in Eighteenth Century Poetry

Date: May 1939
Creator: Savage, Manera Crass
Description: This thesis addresses the possible sources of melancholy evident in Eighteenth Century writing. Possibilities include nature, mental state, attitudes, sentimentalism, and significant works of fiction.
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English Renaissance Epithalamia

English Renaissance Epithalamia

Date: August 1970
Creator: Corse, Larry B.
Description: The classical genre of marriage poems called epithalamia appeared in England in the late sixteenth century. The English epithalamia of the Renaissance form a closely related body of literature. This work will be a close analysis of this small body of English Renaissance poetry.
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The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay

Date: August 1968
Creator: McDonald, Henry Sue
Description: Millay and Dickinson, born more than sixty years apart, were subject to vastly different influences and environments, although their homes were in the same geographic area. Their poetry reflects the difference of their times and their own temperament, but both wrote from a great depth and understanding of feeling and experience about subjects common to all mankind - death, love, anguish, the significance of nature.
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Symbolism in Coleridge's Minor Poetry

Symbolism in Coleridge's Minor Poetry

Date: August 1968
Creator: Madewell, Viola D'Ann
Description: In his minor poems, Coleridge applies symbolic techniques to embellish the poetry and satisfy his spiritual needs. His symbolism allows for a release of pent-up emotions and transmits philosophical ideas in "capsule forms" rather than in historical prose, making them relate to the poetic appeal.
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The Shadowless Soul : Parallel Ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne

The Shadowless Soul : Parallel Ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne

Date: August 1968
Creator: Thomas, Marilyn
Description: The purpose of this paper is to point out the parallels of the ideas of Nietzsche and Swinburne with the objective of exonerating Swinburne's poetry from the charge of "intellectual thinness."
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Richard Wilbur's Poetry: a Celebration of Reality

Richard Wilbur's Poetry: a Celebration of Reality

Date: January 1968
Creator: Sage, Robert L.
Description: The celebration of reality in Richard Wilbur's poetry has significant implications for contemporary literature and for contemporary man. In literature, his celebration of reality points to the way out of the mood of despair which has influenced much of literary thought in the twentieth century. For the individual, the celebration of reality encourages man to turn from self to an appreciation for reality which makes life worthwhile. This thesis will discuss the celebration of reality that is present in Wilbur's poetry.
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Representative Gaucho Poetry and Fiction of Argentina

Representative Gaucho Poetry and Fiction of Argentina

Date: January 1968
Creator: Sava, Walter
Description: This thesis presents a short history and description of the gaucho of Argentina and explores some of the literature that portrays the gaucho way of life.
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Selected Poems, with a Comparison of Religious Sonnets of Donne and Hopkins

Selected Poems, with a Comparison of Religious Sonnets of Donne and Hopkins

Date: May 1970
Creator: Rogers, Mary Teresa
Description: This thesis presents original poems by the author, as well as a comparison of the religious sonnets by John Donne and Gerard Manley Hopkins.
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