How To Read A Poem

ENGL 0910A S01 [CRN: 15173]

It is difficult/To get the news from poems/Yet men die miserably every day/For lack/Of what is found there. These lines from William Carlos Williams begin to articulate the purpose of this course. The human species for thousands of years has found ways to intensify and order experience through the language of poetry. The ability to read this kind of language well is an enduring life skill. Designed for non-concentrators and English concentrators, the course addresses both conceptual and practical issues of understanding poetry. Readings draw on a wide range of British and American writers, including Wyatt, Shakespeare, Donne, Blake, Keats, Dickinson, Cummings, Frost, Bishop, and Heaney. LILE
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Fall 2014
Credit Hours
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Course Attributes
Liberal Learning
Primary Instructor
09:00 am - 10:20 am Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
08 (Dec 15, 2014 2:00pm)