Courses: Understanding Poetry (ENGLB202001)

Spring 2011

Class Number: 1159
This course is for students who wish to develop their skills in reading and writing critically about poetry. 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. We will be using close reading and oral performance to highlight the unique fusion of language, rhythm (sound), and image that makes poetry different from prose.
Enrollment Limit: 30; Enrollment Limit Criteria: Random;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1159 Div: III



Taught By



Bryn Mawr, EHII

Meeting Times

TTH 11:15am-12:45pm