Special Topics: Prosody and Poetic Forms|
Fall 2021 not offered
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
In this course, we will study various forms--received and organic, traditional and non--from the inside out. We will also explore the uses and effects of metered verse. By the end of the semester, students will possess both a historical and applied understanding of prosody and of each form covered. More importantly, they'll know why, when, and how some conventions and techniques work better than others, and will be able to apply what they've learned to their own poems, formal or otherwise.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
"Mark Strand, Eavan Boland: THE MAKING OF A POEM: A NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF POETIC FORMS
Annie Finch, Kathrine Varnes: AN EXALTATION OF FORMS: POETS CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY OF THEIR ART
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Students of all backgrounds are welcome in this course, but you should have taken at least one course in Creative Writing (Techniques, Workshops, or Special Topics, in any genre), Students who haven't taken Techniques of Poetry or a poetry workshop can request a prerequisite override for instructor approval.
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers are a required additional element of the course.
This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
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