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Poetry Course Outline 2014/2015
10-17-2014, 05:50 PM
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Poetry Course Outline 2014/2015
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First Week:

General: Introduction to the
16th century English poetry ( including reference to the sonnet)

Section: The Petrarchan
sonnet form + paradox + denotation and connotation in Wyatt's 'I Find no Peace'

Second Week:

General: courtly love

Section: sonnet form +
courtly love + musical devices (alliteration, assonance ..etc) in Sir Philip
Sidney 'When nature made her chief work, Stella's eyes'

Third Week:

General: The Pastoral

Section: Rhythm and meter +
the pastoral tradition in Marlowe's 'The Passionate Shepherd to his love'

Fourth Week:

General: Patriotism,
Nationalism,(including reference to the Faerie Queene, the
Romantic epic, the Spenserian stanza, the Spenserian sonnet and the Elizabethan

Section: the Spenserian
sonnet form + the Petrarchan conceit in Spenser's 'Like as a ship'

Fifth week:

General: Shakespeare
(including irony)

Section: irony in
Shakespeare's 'When my love swears that she is made of truth'

Sixth Week:

General: Introduction to the
17th century English poetry (including the use of allusions)

Section: metaphysical
conceit + allusion in Donne's 'The Good Morrow'

Seventh Week:

General: Poetry and Religion
(including religious allusions)

Section: religious poetry +
personification in George Herbert's 'Love'

Eighth Week:

General: Carpe diem and the
metaphysical conceit

Section: Carpe diem +
hyperbole and overstatement + imagery in Marvell's 'To his coy Mistress'

Ninth Week:

General: broad introduction
to music in poetry

Section: Tone + carpe diem
motif  in Robert Herrick's 'To the Virgins'

Tenth Week:

General: Introduction to the
Epic poetry and Milton's Paradise Lost

Section: 'The Invocation'(pp.124- 125 in the reader) from Milton's Paradise Lost

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