Title

Habitats

Advisor

Henry Carlile

Date of Award

5-1-1997

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in English

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource, (46p.)

DOI

10.15760/etd.7282

Abstract

A collection of original poetry exploring the theme of landscape as metaphor for human experience. The collection explores the regions of Oregon in three sections entitled, "Pacific," "Skeleton Caves," and "Cascades." Landscape is interwoven with human emotion and personal experiences. Nature becomes an objective participant and teacher in the struggle to understand the nature of grief, loss, love, and life.

The poems included in "Pacific" primarily pertain to relationships. The primary image is water, whereas the the poems in "Cascades" are mountainous, relating to trial, the possibility of volcanic activity, and the promise of unseen vistas. "Skeleton Caves" is named after the underground caves of Eastern Oregon. These poems address the darker side of the human condition and explore themes of physical and spiritual mortality.

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/32548

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