A Noiseless Patient Spider Thesis
As part of the requirements for this course, students must explore the work of a chosen poet.
Their research culminates in a thirty-minute oral examination before three faculty members.
Diction remains simple and relatively to the point, with some words that exhibit the poem's tone; however it is the incessant use of the word "I" that draws on this solipsistic quality of which Whitman is confirming his immortality.
I owe special appreciation to Soojin Ahn, Lynda Ely, Georgina Kennedy, Steve Marsden, Paul Mc Cann, Amy Montz, Dave Pruett, Matt Sherwood, and Lindsay Sloan.When Maria Labus, BA '19, received a letter from UD on her birthday her junior year of high school, it wasn't clear whether it was targeted marketing or fate -- perhaps the latter, because she ended up here in Irving.Having recently graduated in the Class of 2019, this UD history major has just begun teaching seventh-grade Texas history at Travis Middle School in the Irving Independent School District.Even Frost, explicitly supported this notion as he stated that poetry is "the one permissible way of saying one thing and meaning another" (Education 36). All English majors at the University of Dallas are required to take ENG 3324/ Literary Study I: Lyric, an introduction to the intensive critical study of poetry.
The effect of juxtaposition creates a relationship between the spider and the speaker's soul as both are portrayed as "isolated" and surrounded by the immensity of their worlds that they seem insignificant, minuscule.