ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
Spring 2019, Section 101 - Donne and Milton
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This course examines the lives and writings of two English poets from the seventeenth century: John Donne and John Milton. We will spend the majority of our time focused on the poetic output of these writers, although we will also learn about their lives. In an attempt to absorb their accomplishments as poets, we will familiarize ourselves with questions regarding poetic meter and form. Our course will conclude with a sustained, careful study of John Milton's Paradise Lost, one of the more amazing poems written in this, or any, age. Two assigned papers will invite students to think about how issues of gender, religion, politics, and so on inform one another in poetic form. Students should emerge from this class with a massively improved sense of how to read and write about challenging texts.

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Requirements include three short response papers, an in-class presentation, and a final


ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
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101 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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