Butterfly bones

Gowans, Elizabeth (2012) Butterfly bones. Masters thesis, Rhodes University.

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Butterfly Bones is a lyrical sequence of poetry and prose poems organised to trace a rhythmical, emotional pattern of experience. In its subject matter, the sequence presents an implied personal narrative recording the author's grief in the ten months following her mother's death in January 2011. It presents brief, vivid scenes from the poet's daily life in a rural village outside Grahamstown, and observations of creatures and her natural surroundings, which serve as a counterpoint to her grief. It can also be read as a meditation on writing, solitude and the possibilities of poetry.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Poetry, Prose, Rhythm, Emotions, Experience, Grief, Natural environment, Nature
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions:Research Institutes and Units > Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA)
ID Code:3528
Deposited By: Philip Clarke
Deposited On:28 Sep 2012 07:02
Last Modified:28 Sep 2012 07:02
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