Reading & Writing Poetry
- Mary Kinzie
- University Hall 018 - MoWeFr 9:00AM - 9:50AM
- An introduction to the major forms of poetry in English from the dual perspective of the poet-critic. Creative work will be assigned in the form of poems and revisions; analytic writing will be assigned in the form of critiques of other members' poems. A scansion exercise will be given early on. All of these exercises, creative and expository, as well as the required readings from the Anthology, are designed to help students increase their understanding of poetry rapidly and profoundly; the more wholehearted students' participation, the more they will learn from the course.
- No prerequisites. No P/N registration. Attendance at first class mandatory. Especially recommended for prospective Writing Majors. Literature Majors also welcome. Freshmen are NOT permitted to enroll until their spring quarter. Seniors are NOT permitted to register for ENG 206.
- Discussion; one-half to two-thirds of the classes will be devoted to discussion of readings and principles, the other classes to discussion of student poems.
- Evidence given in written work and in class participation of students' understanding of poetry; improvement will count for a great deal with the instructor in estimating achievement.
- An Anthology, a critical guide, 206 Reader prepared by the instructor, and the work of the other students.
Additional book information can be found by selecting the campus bookstore link at the top of this page.
- Attendance at 1st class mandatory
No P/N option for this section
- Enrollment Requirements: No Freshmen or Seniors may register for this course
Overview of class
Class Materials (Required)
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