Date of Award

Spring 5-2016

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Committee Chair

Dr. Rebecca Morgan Frank

Committee Chair Department

English

Committee Member 2

Dr. Angela Ball

Committee Member 2 Department

English

Committee Member 3

Dr. Jameela Lares

Committee Member 3 Department

English

Abstract

This thesis comprises poems written during my two years of study for the Master of Arts Degree in English with a creative writing emphasis. The majority of the poems are written in either a received or contemporary form, although a substantial minority are written in free verse. Many of the poems deal with extreme circumstances such as combat and imprisonment. Others address family stresses due to birth, death, remarriage, and clashes of values. Some poems have a religious emphasis while others are firmly rooted in the natural world. All, however, are explorations of human nature.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-5115-4323

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