Self-Portrait with Diane Seuss


  • Nicole Reynaga


This paper reviews Diane Seuss’s poetry collection: Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl. The piece focuses on the thematic development and the poet's craft evident in the collection. Writing this paper was the first opportunity I have ever been given throughout my academic career to review art. This assignment allowed me to thoroughly analyze a book cover to cover and offer my opinion on the thematic development. Additionally, the book I chose was one of the most complex and creative things I have ever read. Writing this poetry review enabled me to develop my language use and discover how to thoughtfully express my argument.

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Author's Reflection



How to Cite

Reynaga, N. (2023). Self-Portrait with Diane Seuss. SCAFFOLD: A SHOWCASE OF VANDERBILT FIRST-YEAR WRITING, 5. Retrieved from