Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis project begins by defining poetry; arguing that it is more than an art form, that it is an extension of self, an expression of the poet’s humanity. It discusses the poetic form, its devices and strategies, through a close analysis of several poets - Sharon Olds, Rainier Maria Rilke, Jane Mead, and even e.e. cummings, which completes the introductory section. The remaining chapters are comprised of original poetry – traditional and experimental, each labelled under the theme of clouds, with the sections representing various aspects of life. Cirrus – roaming from place to place; Cumulus - finding meaning in the world; Nimbus - what it means to be female; and finally, Cumulonimbus - satisfaction and completion.
Bell, Samantha J., "Something Elemental" (2004). English Master’s Theses. 101.