DU-79202-20182-7920203153-1 Poetry Appreciation &Criticism

This course is designed to train students in the art of appreciating poetry. Focuses upon the formal properties of poetry and studies the conventions of the genre as it develops within or across historical periods and/or cultures. The first part of the class will introduce a variety of short poems and educate students in skills necessary for reading and evaluating poetry. They also will learn how to scan lines for meter and rhythm; learn how to analyze in detail to the use of figures of speech such as metaphor, metonymy, personification, allusion and so on; and they also will identify and appreciate techniques of sound and structure for better understanding and appreciating poetry works. The course will modify the method of lecturing, performance, group discussion, question and answer, and peer assessment.