ENGLISH 297 - Introduction to Poetry
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
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:

The course is designed to acquaint students with the fundamental skills needed to read poetry with insight and appreciation. In the opening weeks we will be concerned with essential features such as diction, syntax, figures of speech, rhyme, and stanzaic forms. A separate section will be devoted to scansion and developing your ability to recognize and understand the basic principles of meter. There will be brief introductions to important aesthetic movements such as romanticism or modernism, but to the extent that this is primarily a course about the art of close reading, lectures will be kept to a minimum. Written assignments consists of a series of brief exercises, two essays, and a final exam.

ENGLISH 297 - Introduction to Poetry
Schedule Listing
101 (REC)
TuTh 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: English 240 will be Permission of Instructor 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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