Introduction to Poetry

L205 — Fall 2018

Penelope Anderson
Lindley Hall 004
Days and Times
1:00P-2:15P TR
Course Description

Topic: "Poetry and the World"

Poetry helps us make sense of the world; the world helps us make sense of poetry. This semester, we will put these abstract statements to the test, as we read a variety of poems by diverse authors from the long history of poetry. The acts of attention that poems demand -- reading closely, thinking deeply, articulating clearly -- teach us to understand minds and experiences other than our own. And, because poems present language in its most difficult form, learning to analyze poems will help you to read not only other literary language, like novels, but also all kinds of language in the world around you: the polemic of political argumentation, the compression of tweets, the conventions of the business world.

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