ENGLISH 240 - Introduction to Poetry
Section: 101
Term: SP 2008
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for concentrators in English and Honors English.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp, Su.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the art of poetry so that you can read and discuss any poem with understanding and delight. During the term, we will move from a general survey of the poetic symbolism, rhetoric, language, and rhythm to a more detailed study of the work of a selection of authors from the Renaissance to the present. For the former, we will use Poems, Poets, Poetry by Helen Vendler. For the latter, we will use a coursepack of selected poems. Formal writing will include three (ungraded) exercises in poetic analysis and four (graded) papers (3-5 pages) on individual authors and poems.

ENGLISH 240 - Introduction to Poetry
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuTh 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of Instrcutor after the first day of class.
102 (REC)
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of the Instructor after the first day of class.
103 (REC)
MW 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of the Instrcutor after the first day of class.
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