Title

Release

Date of Award

Spring 2008

Document Type

Legacy Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department

English

College

College of Humanities and Fine Arts

First Advisor

Dan Albergotti

Abstract/Description

Poetry allows a writer not only to express her views and emotions but also to express these ideas vividly and beautifully. Poetry is a pathway to expression which utilizes freedom of thought and ideology as well as guidelines of verse and rhetorical strategies. Successful formal poetry creates a euphoric rhetorical experience while informal verse encourages abstract thought and individual interpretation. A creative exploration of these verse forms has led to the inspiration of twenty-five original poems collected in this chapbook entitled "Release". I chose this title as a culmination of my emotions at the end of this writing experience and also as an announcement of this work as the first step in my authorial career. A chapbook is an appropriate choice for my senior Honors thesis project as it showcases personal growth and talent as a writer and analyst of poetic forms.

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