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ENGL2650: Reading Poetry

A range of poetry will be offered each year concentrating on an historical period, an individual poet, and a close study of a poetic form. Readings of individual poems will involve both intensive study of technical and linguistic characteristics, as well as of the broader historical, social, ideological and personal contexts and issues which they reflect. As well, there will be discussion of on-going literary-critical debate about poetry and its function.

Code ENGL2650
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level including 6 credit points from English

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of a range of poems, poetic forms and poets
  • LO2. demonstrate an ability to read poems closely and interpret their form, meanings and contexts
  • LO3. demonstrate proficiency in research skills appropriate to the critical study of English poetry
  • LO4. demonstrate understanding of the diversity of cultural and artistic expression found in poetry
  • LO5. demonstrate ability to discuss poetry collaboratively and productively with peers
  • LO6. demonstrate proficiency in writing analytically about poetry.

Unit outlines

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