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Keeping Gardens: Poetry And Essay, Deja Anne Earley Jul 2005

Keeping Gardens: Poetry And Essay, Deja Anne Earley

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This creative thesis includes two creative non-fiction essays and twenty-two poems, introduced by a critical essay that examines my work. The poems and essays share an origin in personal experience as well as an interest in language. Specifically, the poems and essays explore issues of family, relationships, spirituality, and observations of the natural world. The introductory essay discusses my interest in re-fashioning individual vision through the act of writing, relating to Helene Cixous's idea of creating a "portrait of God" through the act of art. The essay also examines the connections between the genres of creative non-fiction and poetry ...


Finding Where I Am: A Collection Of Creative Nonfiction - Creative Thesis, Jana Lloyd Mar 2005

Finding Where I Am: A Collection Of Creative Nonfiction - Creative Thesis, Jana Lloyd

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This thesis is a collection of five pieces of creative nonfiction written over the academic years 2003—2005. Creative nonfiction is a genre that, in some form or another, has always existed, though trends in form and style are constantly in flux. Based on the experiences of the actual author, creative nonfiction seeks to present the journey of a mind at work, in a style that is candid, quirky, and insightful. It seeks to persuade its reader by establishing a likeable and trusted narrator; by relating interesting facts that teach the reader something about the subject at hand; and by ...