Courses: Understanding Poetry (ENGLB202002)
Class Number: 1133
New Course: This course, intended for students who wish to develop
their skills in reading and writing critically about poetry, may be
either taken as a free standing course or as preparation for any 200-
or 300-level poetry course. The course will provide grounding in the
traditional skills of prosody (i.e. reading accentual, syllabic, and
accentual-syllabic verse) as well as tactics for reading and
understanding the breath-based or image-based prosody of free verse.
Lyric, narrative and dramatic poetry will be discussed and
differentiated. The course will concentrate on the unique fusion of
language, rhythm (sound), and image that make poetry different from
prose. Enrollment limited to 20 students; preference to first and
second year students.
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1133 Div: III
Bryn Mawr, EHLEC