Theses and Dissertations
Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Dr. Steven Schneider
Dr. Christopher Carmona
Dr. José Rodríguez
My project is a demonstration of how the Gothic genre can still have an influence in contemporary poetry as well as how the traditional forms can still be effective when developing diction and originality. This project is a collection of poems that addresses a range of issues in society and politics, as well as the deconstruction of the notions of romance in everyday life. In the introduction to my thesis, my poems are analyzed stylistically, as well as the themes they represent and the sources that influenced them. Furthermore, my poems are divided in five sections and each focuses on a specific theme that the poems in that section share. The first section focuses on how trivial love can be, the second contains poems about the dark perspective of nature, the third has poems about my personal life, the fourth focuses on social issues and the final section contains poems based on my dreams.
Elizondo, Diana L., "Smoked Blood and Lavender" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 30.
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