ENGL BC3168 Lyric Poetry: an Introduction. 3 points.
BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Literature (LIT).
Not offered during 2019-20 academic year.
This course studies the lyric poem (primarily in English and English translation), its forms, features, and sources, its histories and traditions in print from the fourteenth to the twenty-first centuries. We will review sonnets, ballads, hymns, odes, and elegies; fragments and free verse; the pastoral and its relatives (nature poetry, political poetry); the roles of allusion, metaphor, and figuration. Formal and historical questions will be central to discussions.