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2002 english abstracts

2002 Research Fair Archive - English Abstracts

The Use of Language in In the Time of the Butterflies
by Jamie Smith  (Faculty Sponsor:  Georgiana Donavin)

A critical research paper exploring the use of language in Julia Alvarez's novel, In the Time of the Butterflies.  The novel takes place in the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic, yet is written in English.  Further adding to the complexity of her use of language are the Spanish words included that would largely be inaccessible to the English reader.  This paper explores these language issues, the functions of the Spanish words, and the bilingual/bi-cultural background of the novel.

The Green Lieutenant
by Alexander Lemons  (Faculty Sponsor:  Jeff McCarthy)

An analysis of WWI poetry and the role of nature as place for solace and index of destruction.