ENGL255W: Poetry: A Study of a Literary Form

Lecture Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

Poetry: A Study of a Literary Form examines a wide range of poetry, acquainting students with major poets and potentially minor ones. It provides a strong basis for reading, understanding, and writing about poetry and poetic form. Students become acquainted with various types of poems, such as the lyric, the sonnet, the elegy, the ballad, and many more. The course gives students a language and vocabulary, as well as critical, theoretical, social, and historical contexts, to read, analyze, and interpret poetry.