Date of Award

5-2011

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Brenton Good

Abstract

In 1910, Rainer Maria Rilke wrote of creation as a synthesizing of the external and internal worlds. Through a poem the two are inextricably fused, feeding each other and giving life to something that will go out from the creator and give life to others. Living breeds living for the poet as she gathers her experiences and distills them within, returning them in a form that describes the old and ushers in the new.

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