Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

In Webs of Phantasy, Combine and Fuse: Toward a Redefinition of the Sonnet & Variations on a Sacred Grove: A Sonnet Sequence
by Rather, Michael Gorden, Jr., Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2015, 142; 10002447
Abstract (Summary)

The sonnet is often misrepresented as a “pure” form with metrical and lineal limits. “In Webs of Phantasy, Combine and Fuse: Toward a Redefinition of the Sonnet” explores the history of the sonnet and its many manifestations as it attempts a more inclusive definition based on the rhetorical structures inherent in many sonnets. "Variation on a Sacred Grove: A Sonnet Sequence” is a creative verse narrative written in the voice of the Mormon prophet Joseph Smith. The sequence is an attempt to explore the personality of a person who believes himself to be God’s chosen spokesperson.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: McGuire, Jerry
Commitee: Fox, Willard, Vaught, Jennifer
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: English
School Location: United States -- Louisiana
Source: DAI-A 77/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing, British and Irish literature
Keywords: Iambic pentameter, Original writing, Sonnet
Publication Number: 10002447
ISBN: 978-1-339-41957-2
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