• Ben Jonson's relation to Donne 

    Welty, Lois (University of Missouri, 1906)
    Edmund Gosse in his Life and Letters of John Donne has speculated at some length about the personal relationship between Jonson and Donne. Upon the evidence before him, however, Gosse hesitates to assume that this ...
  • The Celtic legends and their use in the modern Celtic plays and poetry 

    Bell, Mildred Maxwell (University of Missouri, 1914)
    The recovery and opening of the Irish legends is undoubtedly the most important phase of the Irish literary movement. The legends contain the very essence of the Irish genius. These stories of "old, unhappy, far-off things" ...
  • A comparative study of the verse rhetoric of Layamon's Brut and Beowulf 

    Miller, Frances Howe (University of Missouri, 1915)
    This thesis compares Layamon's Brut with Beowulf to examine poetic inheritance and style. Previous studies emphasizing similarities of language and meter, without definite tests of verse rhetoric, may lead to the false ...
  • The conception of tragedy in recent English drama 

    Nardin, Frances Louise, 1878- (University of Missouri, 1913)
    It is the purpose of this thesis to examine the conception of tragedy in English drama of the period 1900-1912. In the investigation three questions have been considered. 1. What conceptions of tragedy prevailed in English ...
  • Domestic tragedy between 1590 and 1642 

    Bresnehen, Vivian Honora (University of Missouri, 1911)
    Like all other Elizabethan drama, domestic tragedy shows in its form the influence of sacred drama. But in essence, in the distinctive qualities which constitute it practically and independent type, it owes nothing to the ...
  • The dramatic structure of Shakespeare's plays 

    Hamilton, Goldy Mitchell (University of Missouri, 1904)
    A drama is a presentation of an action. Action is the connection and interweaving of details, by a controlling idea, into a work of art, possessing unity; it is the train of incident, conceived as a whole. Events in ...
  • English bourgeois tragedy from 1576 to 1642 

    Bresnehen, Vivian Honora (University of Missouri, 1915)
    What is English bourgeois tragedy? What forces produced it, and what is its significance in the first great period of English drama? It is the purpose of this dissertation to answer these questions by a detailed study of ...
  • English social drama of 1600 and 1900 

    Taylor, Jean Elsie, 1887- (University of Missouri, 1915)
    Social drama is that type of drama which has for its theme a problem touching the interests of society at large, or a great part of that society. It deals with social conditions and with problems involving the social ...
  • The English sonnet from Wyatt to Milton 

    Riggs, Jeptha, 1879-1958 (University of Missouri, 1904)
    In 1557 there was published in London a little volume hardly known to students of English Literature by the name it then bore, but familiarly known from the name of the publisher as Tottel's Miscellany. This book was a ...
  • Experiments in the application of pragmatic principles to the teaching of English composition 

    Alexander, Carter, 1881-1965 (University of Missouri, 1908)
    Composition, in the sense of meaning the organization and expression in language of one's thoughts, was an important activity of man at a very early time, for the reason that it was necessary to him in his struggle for ...
  • The forms and extent of Milton's influence upon Thomson, Gray and Collins 

    Benton, Carolyn Belle (University of Missouri, 1908)
    The attempt to trace in some detail and to indicate to some extent the influence of Milton upon the conceptions and language of Thomson, Gray, and, Collins; to show that their obligation to him is something more specific ...
  • Idylls of the king : a masterpiece 

    Steele, Ava D. (University of Missouri, 1900)
    Some say that the poetry of the future will disregard all its old laws of melody and measure and care nothing for beauty of form; others say that it will care for nothing else, that it will lose all its moral meaning and ...
  • John Horne Burns : Toward a Critical Biography 

    Bassett, Mark T. (Mark Travis) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 1985)
    The dissertation traces John Horne Burns's life and career as a novelist and English teacher, from his origins in Andover through his literary success with The Gallery (1947), Lucifer with a Book (1949), and A Cry of ...
  • Omission of the central action in the English and Scottish popular ballads 

    Moore, John Robert, 1890-1973 (University of Missouri, 1914)
    There are four main divisions of the examples of omission and suspense: minor omissions, suspense, omission of the central motive, and omission of the central action. The term "minor omissions" includes not only the ...
  • Some English words of interest, derived from the French, based on Aiol and La Chanson de Roland 

    Bedford, Frances Elizabeth (University of Missouri, 1904)
    The greater number of English words derived from French probably came into the language either in the period of intercourse between the two countries preceding the Norman conquest, or subsequent to the conquest and as a ...
  • The structural quality of tone-color in Paradise lost 

    Lukens, Malta Clarrie (University of Missouri, 1915)
    This paper attempts to show to what extent the various manifestations of tone-color in Paradise Lost have compensated for the absence of rhyme. A chapter is devoted to the assimilative office of tone-color in the poem, ...
  • A study of tragic situation and character in English drama, 1900- 1912 

    Nardin, Frances Louise, 1878- (University of Missouri, 1914)
    It is the purpose of this study to examine the subject-matter of those English dramas of 1900-1912 which portray serious action and produce tragic effect. In this study all purely aesthetic questions are ignored. The ...
  • Wordsworth's theory of diction 

    Kahn, Thekla (University of Missouri, 1902)
    With the questions, "What is Wordsworth's theory of diction?", "Did Wordsworth put his theory into practice?", and, indirectly, though necessarily, "Is Wordsworth's theory a correct one?" this paper purposes to deal. In ...