Portland State University. Department of English
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing
1 online resource (iv, 51 pages)
Extended Tryptic is a collection of poems which attempts to approach relationships, equivalencies, and estrangement through a deflective and concealing speaker. The metamorphic language and images throughout are indicative of the speaker's difficulty to be clear in their desires and communication with others resulting in their surreal perception of reality. The abstractions throughout, rooted in isolation, confusion, and inarticulation, are mimetic of the speaker's struggle to externalize what they are trying so desperately to convey. This central theme of attempting to achieve clarity and vulnerability culminates in repeated images, refrains, and sequential patterns.
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Willhalm, Samuel Arthur, "Extended Tryptic" (2020). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 5532.