Date of Award

2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Brandt, D.

Keywords

Literature, Canadian (English).

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Go Down Singing is a collection of poetry that is by parts beatific, confessional, and rich in Catholicism, and the Judaism of the Old Testament. The poems is this work range from melodrama and hyperbole to the depressing and serious yet even the latter are not immune to flights of decadence, shock, exhibitionism, and fiction. The speaker in almost all of the poems is an "I" which in the dramatic lyrics and the narrative poems implies an intended listener. These poems invite the reader to discover the inconsistent temperament of the "I"....

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