In Summary: Words and Pictures Tell the Story of a Place

Bear with me, cause this post is gonna be a long one.

As the summer has come to a close, I must present you with the fullness of my research. I have constructed a timeline of the events surrounding the architecture of the Fan, and hopefully shed some light on the reasons for such architectural evolution as was present during the Fan District’s construction.

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Final Post

Well, I finished the first stage of my project back in June. I studied 20 poets and wrote a total of 59 poems. For the past week, I have been editing the poems that I saw potential in. There are 28 of those, of varying styles and for various purposes. Some of them I intend to look for publication on online journals and whatnot, some of them I will stick to publishing myself on my own blog, and some of them are just very personal poems that I don’t want to share with the world just yet. I think my artistic poems were centered more at the beginning and in the middle. Close to the end, my poetry started becoming much more prose-like, but still very honest. Most of my best poetry is free verse, but I do have a pantoum and an ode that I really liked, as well as some rhyming poetry that turned out well. I also think I could turn one of the poems into a spoken word performance, which I was not expecting at all.

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As I near the conclusion of my project, I am very excited about all that I have learned throughout the summer.  I could not be happier with my decision to pursue a Freshman Monroe Project and the opportunity that was subsequently granted to me.  Added benefits aside, I realize that all I really needed to motivate me to do this research was a deadline and the expectation from others that I would not waste their time and resources.  Although my project started out kind of rocky (it took me weeks to finally settle on a topic), I hope that the finished product reflects the time that my advisor and I have put into it and the excitement with which we present it.

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Part I is Done

Well.

In one sense, I have achieved my goal for this project. I have completed a full story arc in this book. Wanderer boasts an impressive 115 pages and is far and above better than her inspiration Traveller, the characters are bigger badder bolder faster more philosophically correct? Yes.

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