Examination of the forms of poetry, past and present, British and American. Provides a wide variety of perspectives on the poem.
Open to Degree and CDE students
The key to enjoying poetry is a sort of double consciousness, an awareness at once of both the sounds of the sentence and their play of meaning. This course will coach students in both parts of that awareness. You'll develop a careful, craft-based appreciation of the sounds of poetry; you'll also extend your attention to the sense of poems as meaningful written expression.
Students will be expected to read aloud frequently, and to prepare a small number of poems (from a range of historical periods) with intense care before each class session.
Grading will arise in part from exercises, in part from class participation, and in part from an annotated anthology that students will construct throughout the semester. (This anthology will include two brief introductory essays written by the student.) Further details on these policies will be in the course syllabus.
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