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Teaching Issues Of Identity Through Multicultural Young Adult Literature, Emily M. Withers 2019 Utah State University

Teaching Issues Of Identity Through Multicultural Young Adult Literature, Emily M. Withers

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Despite changing demographics of high school classrooms, teaching practices and literature remain similar to decades-old practices focusing more on literary devices and symbolism than on topics relevant to the students. Many teachers don’t have the time to find new novels. And when they do find the texts, they are often at a loss for how to properly teach the novels. This thesis is a three-part paper advocating for teaching identity to high school students using a blend of classic literature and contemporary multicultural young adult literature. The first section focuses on personal experiences and research illustrating the need for ...


Redefining Dragon Depicture, Miranda D. Renfro 2019 Emporia State University

Redefining Dragon Depicture, Miranda D. Renfro

Augsburg Honors Review

The dragon has been a staple character in myths and stories in all cultures for centuries, and in most cases of Western culture, the dragon is an enemy. However, the typical role of the dragon has recently been undergoing some significant changes, particularly in the area of young adult literature. A trend has arisen in which the dragon no longer carries the connotation of evil or darkness. Instead, the dragon is being written in a number of benevolent roles including mentor and companion to the hero. The characteristics resemble those of Eastern dragons from areas such as China and Japan ...


My Dreamy Manifesto Under The Starry Sky - Cometward, Pawel Markiewicz 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

My Dreamy Manifesto Under The Starry Sky - Cometward, Pawel Markiewicz

The Mythic Circle

Attention: This manifesto has in itself a magic power and it can finally refute the communist manifesto (1847/48) and its successors in the form of communist states. It burns a peaceful campfire!


Ghost Dancing Between Worlds, R. L. Boyer 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Ghost Dancing Between Worlds, R. L. Boyer

The Mythic Circle

No abstract provided.


Like Water In Your Footprints, R. L. Boyer 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Like Water In Your Footprints, R. L. Boyer

The Mythic Circle

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September, Meg Moseman 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

September, Meg Moseman

The Mythic Circle

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Hard Rain, R. L. Boyer 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Hard Rain, R. L. Boyer

The Mythic Circle

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Beyond Blue Mountains, R. L. Boyer 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Beyond Blue Mountains, R. L. Boyer

The Mythic Circle

No abstract provided.


In Baba Yaga's Garden, Janet Brennan Croft 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

In Baba Yaga's Garden, Janet Brennan Croft

The Mythic Circle

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Further Up And Further In, Meg Moseman 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Further Up And Further In, Meg Moseman

The Mythic Circle

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Reptile, Ryder W. Miller 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Reptile, Ryder W. Miller

The Mythic Circle

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The Touch, Christopher Tuthill 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

The Touch, Christopher Tuthill

The Mythic Circle

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Roll Me, Softly, R. L. Boyer 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Roll Me, Softly, R. L. Boyer

The Mythic Circle

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The Man Who Painted Souls, Lawrence Buentello 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

The Man Who Painted Souls, Lawrence Buentello

The Mythic Circle

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Ersaist Creation Myth, Lamar Johnson 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Ersaist Creation Myth, Lamar Johnson

The Mythic Circle

Explanation of “Ersaist Creation Myth”: This . . . is almost unarguably the most important passage [in a ninety-page poem of which an excerpt is published here] in terms of exposit ion, for, to create an epic of one’s own in the modern day, is (in part) to eschew the cultural context that would be provided by society in a modern day Christian, or Hindu epic. As a consequence, much of my epic is a delve into worldbuilding and the various tales and legends of its people. The solid story is that, just as there are Three Gods, so too were there ...


Panning, Anum Sattar 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Panning, Anum Sattar

The Mythic Circle

The poem “Panning” was written on the 3rd of July 2018 during a summer poetry tutorial at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. The poet portrays a woman as the natural landscape who has been exploited by a man she trusted. The persona is the river with very little gold flakes and the selfish lover does not have the patience to sieve them, so he takes a less cumbersome path and explodes her escarpment base to get what he wants. But in the end, even he loses out on her, because the fish and gold shavings are strewn “far ...


Vigil Chorus, Meg Moseman 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Vigil Chorus, Meg Moseman

The Mythic Circle

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Pog The Pinder, Kevan Kenneth Bowkett 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Pog The Pinder, Kevan Kenneth Bowkett

The Mythic Circle

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Emergency Exit, David Rogers 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Emergency Exit, David Rogers

The Mythic Circle

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Orion's Final Song, Chad Chisholm 2019 Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Orion's Final Song, Chad Chisholm

The Mythic Circle

While there are different stories about the death of Orion, the inspiration for this poem mainly comes from Hesiod’s Astronomia where the huntsman Orion comes to Crete for the wild game and there becomes the beloved of Artemis, goddess of the moon and the hunt. Orion and Artemis became hunting companions, and the mortal huntsman won the heart of the young immortal. However, their love was short-lived. Because of his zeal for the hunt as well as his boasting, Orion angered Gaia, the primordial goddess of the Earth, who then sent a gigantic scorpion to battle the famous hunter ...


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