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dc.contributor.advisorFeld, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Garrett Victor
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-31T21:11:51Z
dc.date.available2018-07-31T21:11:51Z
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherEvans_washington_0250O_18889.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/42308
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2018
dc.description.abstractThis paper offers a contemporary understanding of the term "hero," and examines methods poets use to responsibly engage in the act of heroification, beginning with Homer before moving to work by contemporary poets Terrance Hayes, Tyehimba Jess, and Roger Reeves. Building on the ideas of Allen Grossman, Horace, and Simone Weil, the paper discusses what it means to make heroic figures "weepable" and acknowledgeable using writing, and how to avoid or temper the inevitable objectification that comes with writing poems about real people, even if the poet's intent is to honor.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND
dc.subjectPoetry
dc.subjectCreative writing
dc.subject.otherEnglish
dc.titleOn the Responsible Representation of Heroes
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsOpen Access


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