Date of Award

Spring 4-29-2022

Document Type

Honors Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


English and Linguistics

Department Chair or Program Director

Richards, Gary

First Advisor

Rafferty, Colin

Major or Concentration

English (Creative Writing Concentration)


The Dissection of Twins

Amber Zipfel

Professor Colin Rafferty

ENGL 470C_01: Creative Writing Seminar: Non-Fiction

This body of work is composed of ten short pieces that dissect several aspects of twins in approximately 7,000 words. The structure of the work, which involves every piece mirroring another one with the same or similar title, is meant to resemble the relationship of twins: two labeled with the same title but possess different content within their bodies. Overall, there are personal stories and informative breakdowns of twin stereotypes utilized to convey this popular subject. Each piece helps strengthen the primary goals of this work, which are to enlighten people on how twins influence other lives, their unique connection, and the commonly shared emotions toward society’s perceptions. This composition also supplies some permeance towards my own experience as a twin, from the personal interviews of my family members to the detailed description of the birthday routine. Furthermore, this work allows profound access into the lives of twins, which many people do not encounter.

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Nonfiction Commons