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Limited rhapsody poems /

by McGuire, Amanda.

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Limited Rhapsody Amanda McGuire Limited Rhapsody is a collection of poems as much as it is a collection of objects, snapshots, or audio bits—a cookie sheet, Mom’s disappointed face, a Hello Kitty lunchbox, a Wilco lyric, the Weather Channel’s Local on the 8’s, a red Velcro shoe. Many of these poems include found material and tangible objects that trigger an emotional response to love, absence, and sisterhood. The poems in this collection represent the interiority of emotion and how emotion collides and causes friction with the physical chores of everyday life, such as driving a car, watching T.V., and going to dinner parties. Limited Rhapsody investigates themes of pop culture, place, and both romantic and familial relationships and experiments with the placement of the poem on the page, form, voice, and narrative and uses these devices to challenge the conventions of poetry and the reader’s role. For Angie, my sister iii
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School:West Virginia University

School Location:USA - West Virginia

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:popular culture family sisters

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