ENGL 3182 The Lyric Tradition: Imagery, Structure, and Meaning
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as ENG 50.71.
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3 hours; 3 credits
How to read lyric poetry effectively. A comprehensive acquaintance with traditional imagery, traditional versification, lyric structure, lyric ?concentration,? traditional themes, and conventional forms (e.g., sonnet, quatrain, couplet). Representative lyrics of the sixteenth to twenty-first centuries, including those that conform to lyric traditions (e.g., Marvell, Frost), rebel against them (e.g., Donne, Eliot), and put both conformity and rebellion in play at once (e.g., Dickinson, Williams). The genre?s diversity, aesthetic value, and the values it implies.
Prerequisite: English 1010  or 1.7.