Author

Holly Perozzi

Date of Award

11-30-2009

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

Dr. Helen Walker

Abstract

The English Department at Messiah College prides itself on graduating students who are equipped to live out their lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation with an eye ever on the power and poverty of language within an audience-driven environment. Our words are carefully chosen, measured, cut, and tailored to suit the hearers of our messages, lest we fail in our all-important task of communicating and offer language ill-suited to those we ought to flatter, like a seamstress who painstakingly creates a garment without considering the build, complexion, and carriage of her client.

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