Date of Award

Spring 2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Abstract

Form, stated as a critical component of poetry writing in “alchemic” combination with image, word choice, and resonance, as they bear on the creative writing process, is explored in this critical and creative thesis project. The poetic voice as it is informed by "Sanderson's Four Axioms,” (named above – form, image, word choice, resonance) are revealed through examples of published poets, critical suggestions, and original poetry. The creative work is written in a variety of traditional and non-traditional forms primarily focused on the author’s personal experiences as a lifelong resident of Western New York. In essence, the creative section presents a series of eclogues that explore voice in both its stylistic and thematic manifestations.

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