Road Debris

Road Debris

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Date: May 2012
Creator: Dewoody, Dale W.
Description: This dissertation comprises two parts: Part I, which discusses the growing trend in project books in contemporary poetry, and Part II, a collection of poems titled, Road Debris. There is an increasing trend in the number of project books, which are collections of poetry unified in both thematic and formal ways. the individual poems in a project book share overt connections which allow the book to work on many different levels, blending elements of fiction and non-fiction or sharing a specific theme or speaker. While these books have the advantage of being easily memorable, which might gain poets an edge in book contests, there are also many risks involved. the main issue surrounding project books is if the individual poems can justify the book, or do they seem too repetitive or forced. As more poets, especially newer ones, try to use the project book as a shortcut to publication, it can result in poorly written poems forced to fit into a particular concept. By examining three successful cotemporary project books—The Quick of It, by Eamon Grennan; Incident Light, by H. L. Hix; and Romey’s Order by Astory Riley—this essay discusses how these books work in order to understand the potential ...
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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 Divine Comedy as a Source for the Poetry of T. S. Eliot

The Divine Comedy as a Source for the Poetry of T. S. Eliot

Date: August 1954
Creator: Ramos, Charles
Description: In spite of the large amount of criticism written about T. S. Eliot, no attempt has been made to point out the great debt that Eliot owes to Dante Alighieri, and the pervasive influence of The Divine Comedy on Eliot's poetical works. This thesis endeavors to illustrate the extent of that debt and influence.
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The Man-Nature Dialogue in the Poetry of Robert Frost

The Man-Nature Dialogue in the Poetry of Robert Frost

Date: August 1965
Creator: Luke, Edith Jackson
Description: The purpose of this thesis is to examine Robert Frost's use in his poetry of ambivalent views of nature, of varieties of human character, and of interrelationships between man and nature.
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Humor in the Poetry of E.E. Cummings

Humor in the Poetry of E.E. Cummings

Date: June 1965
Creator: Mullen, Patrick Borden
Description: The present study will examine in detail the techniques and characteristics of the humor as manifested in the poems and place Cummings in proper perspective in the general tradition of American humor.
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The Treatment of Nature in the Poetry of Sidney Lanier

The Treatment of Nature in the Poetry of Sidney Lanier

Date: August 1938
Creator: Davis, J. Ray
Description: This thesis attempts to study the sensuous impresions of nature on Lanier and the method uses in telling how those impresions are made. The study try to present the relation of nature and Lanier.
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A Study of the Poetry of Emily Dickinson

A Study of the Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Date: August 1937
Creator: Dickinson, George Truett
Description: This discussion purports to be an original study of the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a study based chiefly on the poems themselves and not on a digest of critical views and opinions.
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The Concept of Tragedy and Tragicomedy as Revealed in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher

The Concept of Tragedy and Tragicomedy as Revealed in the Plays of Beaumont and Fletcher

Date: August 1940
Creator: Parker, William J.
Description: This thesis is an analysis of the comic and tragicomic styles that are evident in plays written by Beaumont and Fletcher.
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The Nightingale in Poetry and Music

The Nightingale in Poetry and Music

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Date: May 2003
Creator: Blizzard, Amy
Description: This thesis surveys a variety of songs and arias for high soprano which feature the nightingale; examines the musical elements that symbolize, refer to, or imitate the nightingale; and compares these musical elements with transcriptions of the nightingale's song. The first chapter reviews the symbolic development of the nightingale and its role in poetry and literature. The interior chapters address a selection of musical compositions that feature the nightingale and its song. The final chapter establishes a relationship between the sound of the actual sound of the nightingale and the musical gestures created by composers to imitate the nightingale.
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Artistic Expression in Music and Poetry

Artistic Expression in Music and Poetry

Date: May 2007
Creator: Wertz, Charles Bradley
Description: This paper delineates meaningful relationships of passions, emotions, feelings, affections, nuances and aural perceptions of expressions and utterances, for understanding human artistic possibilities historically and contemporarily in the fraternal arts of music and poetry, with reference to sounds, silences, sequences, rhythms, rhymes, repetitions, retards, accelerations, tempos, harmonies, melodies, forms, etc., in four poetic and three musical compositions uniquely created by its author.
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