ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
Summer 2020, Section 201 - Reading Poems
Instruction Mode: Section 201 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Poetry is in many ways more present in our lives than ever – available in cheap paperback editions, anthologies, on the internet, printed alongside ads in buses and subways, heard at “poetry slams,” presidential inaugurations, and in the songs we hear as we move through our daily lives. In this class we explore various uses to which poems are and can be put, in both private and public contexts. We consider how poems may work as acts of confession, political commentary, religious speculation, and more. As we discuss some of the greatest poems written in English, students gain tools for understanding, discussing, and analyzing poetry in general.

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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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201 (SEM)
TuTh 9:00AM - 12:00PM
7/1/20 - 8/18/20

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