ENGLISH 297 - Introduction to Poetry
Section: 102
Term: SP 2009
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for concentrators in English and Honors English.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course provides students with the tools for enjoying and analyzing poetry, through the exploration of a range of genres, traditions, and forms. What makes language poetic? How does poetry appeal to the sense (eye and ear especially) as well as to the mind and heart? In-class activities include reciting a modicum of poetry from memory, introducing a poem (done in pairs), several non-grade poetry-writing exercises, and much discussion. Course writing includes several informal poetry meditations (where students speculate about the nature of poetry), three papers that analyze specific poems, and a final exam. Readings will be drawn from Western Wind, edited by David Mason and Frederic Nims and available at Shaman Drum Bookstore.

ENGLISH 297 - Introduction to Poetry
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuTh 8:00AM - 10:00AM
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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ISBN: 0072819596
Western wind : an introduction to poetry, Author: David Mason, John Frederick Nims., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 5th ed. 2006
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