ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
Fall 2020, Section 002 - Three Romantic Poets: Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats
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Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Romanticism begins as a revolt against modern society—against its debased forms of pleasure, its mindless destruction of the environment, and its surrender to the more dogmatic aspects of scientific thought. Compounded of both nostalgia and utopianism, it turns to the past and the future to critique the present. In this class we shall read the major works of three great Romantic poets, Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats. Though some historical and biographical background will be provided, our focus will primarily be on the poetry itself and those qualities that continue make it relevant today. Time will also be reserved to familiarize ourselves with the various formal features (i.e., versification, rhyme, figures of speech, verse genres) that any student of poetry should know.

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Written assignments consist of several short response papers, two longer essays of 5 to 7 pages, and a midterm.

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ENGLISH 340 - Studies in Poetry
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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