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dc.contributor.advisor Atkinson, Jennifer Dandrea, Alyssa
dc.creator Dandrea, Alyssa 2015-04-27 2015-08-04T16:11:39Z 2020-04-27T06:44:23Z 2015-08-04
dc.description This work was embargoed by the author and will not be publicly available until April 2020. en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis confronts belief in both the seen and unseen, the forces that exist outside the self, and the transformative power of memory, story telling and loss. Each poem examines and names a human sadness explored most often by the same speaker—a daughter—who is searching for an understanding of her own traumas, loneliness and simultaneous reproach of and desire for the divine. At times the speaker turns to nature to soften the violence she experiences and witnesses in the domestic sphere, but in that natural landscape, she only encounters new monsters of mythical origin, i.e.: Big Foot, werewolves and mermaids. Yet within these fantastical encounters, the speaker is able to more fully reveal her hope for humankind and the truth about her own sins and flaws as well as those of her family members. The poems here are strange and magical; they are uncanny and lyrical. They are obsessed with the heart and with finding a way to survive.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject belief en_US
dc.subject good/evil en_US
dc.subject myth en_US
dc.subject family narrative en_US
dc.subject monsters en_US
dc.subject house en_US
dc.title Articulate the Skeleton en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing en_US Master's en Creative Writing en George Mason University en

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