Location

Diamond 243

Start Date

30-4-2015 1:00 PM

End Date

30-4-2015 2:25 PM

Project Type

Presentation

Description

These two creative writing pieces are the products of an exploration into some of the stylistic elements of successful prose; the stylistic strategies that these works in particular employ are ungrammaticality, lyricism, eloquence and voice. The lyric essay In the Grass combines eloquence and voice in a meditation on the depth of thought and poignancy that underlies the simple and often unheard voice of a child. Paper Birches is a similarly lyrical essay that applies ungrammaticality and lyricism to recognize the ubiquity of injustice and lament the reality of the fact that people fall apart.

Faculty Sponsor

Adrian Blevins

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. English Dept.

CLAS Field of Study

Humanities

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1095

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Apr 30th, 1:00 PM Apr 30th, 2:25 PM

'Paper Birches' and 'In the Grass'

Diamond 243

These two creative writing pieces are the products of an exploration into some of the stylistic elements of successful prose; the stylistic strategies that these works in particular employ are ungrammaticality, lyricism, eloquence and voice. The lyric essay In the Grass combines eloquence and voice in a meditation on the depth of thought and poignancy that underlies the simple and often unheard voice of a child. Paper Birches is a similarly lyrical essay that applies ungrammaticality and lyricism to recognize the ubiquity of injustice and lament the reality of the fact that people fall apart.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/272