This course is intended to create a safe space in which students across all majors and disciplines can gather to read and appreciate poetry in a casual, non-academic setting with no grade constraints or prior knowledge of verse needed. Any student belonging to any department on campus with any sort of interest in poetry is encouraged to take this course. This class is open to students who want to know more about poetry, students who are interested in reading poetry, students who wish to expand their knowledge on poetics, and students who want to gain more experience reading and analyzing poems. There is no single interpretation of any poem. Thus, the class aims to operate under the circumstances of a kind of book club. In this course, we will read poets of all ages and time periods and discuss them as a class. This course also aims to explicate basic formal elements and poetic devices within verse, in an attempt to further unpack a poem’s meaning. These poetic devices include, but are not limited to: rhyme, meter, speaker, structure, syntax, diction, metaphor, among others. There are no exams in this course, but there are weekly reading reflections, and attendance is also mandatory.
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