Project Director

O'Dea, Gregory

Department Examiner

Balazs, Thomas; Jackson, Richard; Kuby, William

Department

Dept. of English

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

How can discussing a poem lead to a meaningful conversation? What if Americans used common poems as their nation's cultural touchstones? In my essay, I will explore how poems that serve as American cultural touchstones might develop better communicators within the United States. I will propose a template that determines which poems would qualify as these national touchstones.

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

5-2015

Subject

American poetry; Language and culture

Keyword

Poetry; Cultural touchstones; American poetry; Metaphors; Negotiation

Discipline

Poetry

Document Type

Theses

Extent

47 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Date Available

4-24-2015

Included in

Poetry Commons

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