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AbstractThis thesis began as an examination of memorials and shrines. Throughout the course of my research and writing, it developed into becoming a collection of essays dealing with larger issues, such as the human need to hold onto the impossible things to hold onto and issues dealing with the inevitability of decay. Additionally, I question the reliability of sight and the act of looking, which coincide with issues of appearances versus reality in life. I take on these issues while playing with the lyrical essay, which includes fragmentation in order to create rhythm and to visually create spaces on the page.
Degree ProgramHonors College