Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

William C. Woods, M.A.

Second Advisor

Quentin Vest, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

William L. Frank, Ph.D.


As the reader will see both the stories and poems which follow draw from everyday experiences , occurrences , and thoughts , They are not designed to fictionalize life as much as to portray it realistically. In doing so the purpose of my writing is to awaken in the reader a sense of the poignancy of everyday experience--not only of others but also of his own . They are an attempt , then, to expand not only my own consciousness but also the personal consciousness of my readers.



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