Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Glen Newkirk


I have been living through a year, not merely existing in an abstraction called time. The year has meant to me participation in a cycle, the awareness of an ebb and flow, of being part of a vital and complex process…. At this moment I am standing on the threshold of a new year waiting to begin a new cycle of months forever familiar and forever new. “Seasons return”… though sooner or late each of us must add, “but not for me.” Thus, Joseph Wood Krutch, twentieth-century American naturalist, ends his book The Twelve Seasons.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of English and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1969 Catherine M. Griesel.

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