COHFA | Writing Your Obsessions: Poetry and Research

Title

Flecks of Opals

Presenter Information

Jackie ChesserFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Sophomore

Major

English Education

Minor

None

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Carrie Jerrell

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

Flecks of Opals

For this scholar’s week presentation, I plan to present poems that look at opals as more than just a gemstone. The relationship of opals to others, the relationships that form or dissolve due to opals, and how a opal can most closely relate to a human are hard hitting points for my presentation. I will present three poems for my presentation. One of the poems will cover the dangers of an opal mine using a persona poem to embody the voice of someone who watched their friend die in the mine. Another poem is an erasure poem that discusses the similarities of humans to opals in a brief format. The last poem will encompass the life cycle of an opal, and how this one stone affected so many people. I want this poem to make a statement for materialism and how much a single thing can affect a person and that sentimentality accrues with items and the experiences they trigger.

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OTHER Affiliation

Other Affiliations

ENG 416/561

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Flecks of Opals

Flecks of Opals

For this scholar’s week presentation, I plan to present poems that look at opals as more than just a gemstone. The relationship of opals to others, the relationships that form or dissolve due to opals, and how a opal can most closely relate to a human are hard hitting points for my presentation. I will present three poems for my presentation. One of the poems will cover the dangers of an opal mine using a persona poem to embody the voice of someone who watched their friend die in the mine. Another poem is an erasure poem that discusses the similarities of humans to opals in a brief format. The last poem will encompass the life cycle of an opal, and how this one stone affected so many people. I want this poem to make a statement for materialism and how much a single thing can affect a person and that sentimentality accrues with items and the experiences they trigger.