Communicating walls

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Humanities
Department English
Faculty Mentor Paisley Rekdal
Creator Konecny, Kassandra
Title Communicating walls
Year graduated 2014
Date 2014-05
Description This thesis consists of 30 pages of poems and an essay introduction that details everything from my writing process to the meanings and/or collective themes of the poems themselves. With the combination of newly written poems and older poems I've written over the course of my college career, I have created a cohesive and academically substantial piece of literature that showcases my writing as an undergraduate. The conglomeration of the selected, written, and revised poems open up windows and doors for the reader to experience alternative perspectives on issues of communication, often in relation to gender and/or interpersonal relationships. By laying bare the discourse typical of these topics, which has been cemented into our public and private conversations, I address the ways in which language affects our perception of other people and ourselves. This topic has allowed me to explicate on a broad range of additional, interconnected topics including death, sex, love, grief, and family. Poets and writers like Allen Ginsberg, Harryette Mullen, Charles Bukowski, Jenny Boully, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and T. S. Eliot, have influenced the style and approach of these poems. In the majority of the poems, there is an extensive attention to wordplay, slant rhyme, formatting, and punctuation. The poems alternate in style, and the collection includes prose poetry, found-word poetry (poetry based on words that were not written by the poet), free verse, and anagram poetry (poems in which a single line is used in every line with the letters rearranged). After examining my thesis, I hope the readers will have a more in-depth image of the three-dimensional role of communication in the public and private spheres of life.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject American poetry - 21st century
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Kassandra Konecny
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 252,485 bytes
Permissions Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/details?id=1277185
ARK ark:/87278/s63j6p83
Setname ir_htoa
Date Created 2016-11-03
Date Modified 2019-07-10
ID 205888
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63j6p83
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