Project Director

Jackson, Richard

Department Examiner

Clark, Amanda; Braggs, Earl; Rehyansky, Katherine

Department

Dept. of English

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

This thesis contains an introduction in which I will define ekphrastic poetry and provide an explication of some ekphrastic poetry written throughout history, followed by a conclusion in which I will include my own poetry, both ekphrastic and non, followed by an explication of my progress. The first section will be about questioning how the selected poets use their chosen image to enhance their own writing, and the true purpose of ekphrastic poetry. The second section will show how my poetry has developed since this project began and I started focusing on ekphrastic poetry. When I write ekphrastic poetry, not only is my writing stronger because my readers can follow my image both visually and mentally, but further, I am able to incorporate my own photography into my poetry as literary art.

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

Poetry, Modern -- 21st century

Keyword

ekphrasis; ekphrastic; poetry; art; painting; photograph

Discipline

Poetry

Document Type

Theses

Extent

vii, 42 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

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

Included in

Poetry Commons

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