English 24

Freshman Seminar: British and American Poetry of the 19th Century

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Fall 2004 Otter, Sam
W 4-5 206 Wheeler

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Kinzie, M: A Poet?s Guide to Poetry; Photocopied Reader


In this seminar, we will consider what nineteenth-century British and American poets have to say (issues of self, desire, pleasure, memory, freedom, faith, beauty, nature, and nation, among others) and how they say these things (features of line, syntax, diction, trope, meter, rhyme, and form). We will read a range of poets, including Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Poe, Dickinson, Whitman, Browning, Arnold, Melville, Rossetti, and Hopkins.

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