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Honors Theses

1983

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A Close Look At Two Poems By Richard Wilbur, Jay Curlin Apr 1983

A Close Look At Two Poems By Richard Wilbur, Jay Curlin

Honors Theses

For the past three semesters, I have had the pleasure of studying the techniques of prosody under the tutelage of Dr. John Wink. In this study, I have read a large amount of poetry and have studied several books on prosody, the most influential of which was Poetic Meter and Poetic Form by Paul Fussell. This splendid book increased vastly my knowledge of poetry, and through it and other books, I became a much more sensitive, intelligent reader of poems.

The problem with my study came when I tried to decide how to inĀ­corporate what I had learned into ...