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The Sound and Sense of Leaves

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dc.contributor.advisor Atkinson, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Close, Laura L.
dc.creator Close, Laura L.
dc.date 2010-04-28
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-21T13:17:57Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2010-05-21T13:17:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-21T13:17:57Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/5834
dc.description.abstract This thesis finds a means of unique operation through the use of some rarer vocabulary found in the Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words so that any readers of this manuscript would in fact find some edification in the reading on not only a technical level but also an inspirational one--as Bach was known to write many such inspirations, i.e. etudes, for students of the Clavier, for instance, but which are still considered aesthetically pleasing in their own right. This collection also contains a handful of classic forms, i.e. the sonnet, rondel, acrostic, etc., and is made up of contemporary, individualized rhythms, rhyme, hyper and hypotactic grammatical texturing. Although elements of confession and autobiography are a necessary part of the endeavor, the work in its complete form should not found to be too general as to provoke monotony, or boredom. Philosophy, history, and an otherwise multidisciplinary approach towards the thematic content must work together to create interest therefore. The writer directly addresses the audience and asks the reader to question the nature of things and the natural world, the outer and inner workings of the universe.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Poetry en_US
dc.subject acrostics en_US
dc.subject alphabetic verse en_US
dc.subject Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words en_US
dc.subject sonnet en_US
dc.subject rondel en_US
dc.title The Sound and Sense of Leaves en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline Creative Writing en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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