Date of Award

Spring 5-2008

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Dr. Angela Ball

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Ellen Weinauer

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Dr. Kenneth Watson

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Committee Member 4

Dr. Martina Sciolino

Committee Member 4 Department

English

Committee Member 5

Julia Johnson

Committee Member 5 Department

English

Abstract

In this work of poems, I experiment with different forms (villanelles, sonnets, cinquains, sestinas, prose poems, and free verse) to create an original accompanying space for the existence of my speakers. I also use many of my poems to illustrate moments, feelings, and scenarios of relationships as well as place new perspectives on poems based on the work of other poets. Parliament of Owls provides an array of vistas on relationships, loneliness, and triumph.

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Poetry Commons

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