A Brief History of the Color Brown

Open Access
Author:
Soni, Rushabh
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Thesis Supervisor
  • Christopher Gervais Reed, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Poetry
  • American
  • Writing
  • Creative
  • Place
  • India
Abstract:
The poems in this collection focus on identity; I aim to rediscover certain parts of my identity through writing. Many of these poems are about my country of origin, India. I’ve funneled my memories, feelings, emotions, and behaviors into this collection so I can truly see myself. A lot of these poems are written in free verse, and some in sonnets and couplets. The writing process that created the poems reflects the hybridity of my identity: I am Indian, and I am American. This collection is divided into five parts, and each part contains a group of poems similar in either personal or historical content. The poems build on each other as the collection progresses. The final section is a culmination of the history and culture presented in the previous four parts.