ELIT 227 Poetry and Poetics

This course aims to promote students’ understanding of poetry and poetics by developing their skills in reading poems of a wide variety of types from diverse historical periods. Students will explore various types of poetry, considering figurative language, prosodic features, sound patterns, verse and stanza forms, and the relationship between form and meaning in poetry. By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of these elements and an ability to apply this understanding to an interpretation of a given poem, using an appropriate critical vocabulary. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 6, Prerequisite: ELIT 139 or ELIT 164 or ELIT 222.

Autumn Semester (Patrick Hart)

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