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Department of English

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William Wordsworth wrote Preface to Lyrical Ballads as an introduction to a compilation of poems that he and Samuel Taylor Coleridge had written. In this Preface , Wordsworth creates the purpose of the poet, i.e. his purpose in writing poetry. He establishes himself as a writer with a purpo se, a confident writer who can stand by a certain set of ideals and convictions. I wish to do the same. In my Honors Thesis, I am creating my own compilation of short stories that I have written while in college, along with a critical analysis of my work . Through complete original works, including a few imitations of famous authors, and an analysis of my personal writer’s statement, emulating Wordsworth’s Preface , I will display my purpose in writing. My results are the stories I will submit, and my con clusion in my analysis is that I want Christ to be at the center of everything I write. I want to be a Christian writer, not just a Christian who writes, as my role model Francine Rivers has said.

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Oral Presentation, UW Honors Program , Wyoming INBRE

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Preface to Set Apart Stories

William Wordsworth wrote Preface to Lyrical Ballads as an introduction to a compilation of poems that he and Samuel Taylor Coleridge had written. In this Preface , Wordsworth creates the purpose of the poet, i.e. his purpose in writing poetry. He establishes himself as a writer with a purpo se, a confident writer who can stand by a certain set of ideals and convictions. I wish to do the same. In my Honors Thesis, I am creating my own compilation of short stories that I have written while in college, along with a critical analysis of my work . Through complete original works, including a few imitations of famous authors, and an analysis of my personal writer’s statement, emulating Wordsworth’s Preface , I will display my purpose in writing. My results are the stories I will submit, and my con clusion in my analysis is that I want Christ to be at the center of everything I write. I want to be a Christian writer, not just a Christian who writes, as my role model Francine Rivers has said.