Courses: Understanding Poetry (ENGLB202001)
Class Number: 1132
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.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Limit: 30;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1132 Div: III; CI ; HU
Bryn Mawr, EHII