ENGL 226 - Introduction to Poetry (3,0) 3 Credits
General Education Course: Humanities-English Literature
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 111 - English Composition I .
This course will help students to understand both the craft and the art of poetry; how poems are made and why they are valuable. Texts will range from the lyrics of Sappho to the odes of Pablo Neruda to the newest work of contemporary U.S. poets. A central issue will be defining poetry and the myriad forms that poetry can take. The approach will be interdisciplinary, uniting historical and cultural perspectives to explore the relationship between experience and poetry, and between poetic theory and poetry. Students can expect, therefore, to gain not only a knowledge of the nature, history, and variety of poetry but also greater skill, insight, and pleasure as readers, writers, and thinkers.
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