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Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis applies a rhetorical lens to the work of Eugene O'Neill, specifically, those plays written between the years 1939 and 1942-the height of his dramatic genius. This thesis works to reimagine Eugene O'Neill, often looked upon as "lacking rhetorical exuberance," as a distinctive and successful rhetor, in addition to installing the "pipe dream" as his foremost rhetorical device.
Murphy, Ryan Francis, "Pipe dream: Eugene O'Neill's rhetoric of tragedy" (2008). Theses Digitization Project. 3571.