Thesis Title

The Geography of Daffodils

Date of Graduation

Spring 2006

Degree

Master of Arts in English

Department

English

Committee Chair

Jane Hoogestraat

Keywords

poetry, poetic theory, formalism, feminism, anti-war

Subject Categories

English Language and Literature

Abstract

The Geography of Daffodils is a collection of poems written during my course of studies at Missouri State University. My purpose for returning to school was to become a better writer. It has been my goal throughout my graduate program to document the process of my work and to compile a selection of poems representative of my development as a writer during those three years. THE GEOGRAPHY OF DAFFODILS is a fulfillment of that goal. The poems are divided into two sections. The first is a collection of poems of place, written about my current home in southwest Missouri and places significant to me, like the Grand Canyon and the Arizona desert, where I was raised. The second section is concerned with relationships from a woman’s perspective and the difficulty and breakdown in communications that precipitate the eventually end of an old – and beginning of a new – relationship.

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© Rosalie O'Leary

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