Title

An

Date of Award

5-27-2010

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Arts and Culture

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Department

Arts & Culture

Advisor

Henry Rasof

Keywords

creative nonfiction; nature essay; personal essay

Abstract

An I on Nature is a collection of three personal essays that are representative of the nature writing genre. The first essay reveals that by keeping an eye on nature, the writer understands that mundane tasks are a part of life that lead to bigger moments. Through a series of personal anecdotes, the second essay explores the healing properties of salt, which leads to an exciting revelation that inspires the writer to promote healing in an unconventional way. The third essay tells of the writer's search for the lost natural world of her youth. The project includes a reflective paper that expounds on the creative process and redefines the theme of keeping an I and an eye on nature.

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