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ENGL2440J – Introduction to Poetry


Peter Weise

Credits: 3 credits

Pre-requisites: ENGL1000J Obtained Credit


This course is intended to introduce students to the practice of reading Anglophone poetry. It is not a survey of all traditions in this poetry, but a selection of poems that illustrate key forms and themes. Lectures and supplementary readings address historical contexts and theories of poetry.

Course Topics:

  1. Anglophone poetry
  2. Methods of reading poetry
  3. Forms, tropes, and genres of poetry
  4. Important themes in poetry
  5. Selected poems’ historical contexts
  6. Selected theories about the significance of poetry