To enable the student to read poetry with an understanding of the linguistic techniques used by the poet.
The aim of this course is to introduce the student to poetry from a linguistic point of view. Poetry will be contrasted with prose on the basis of phonological, syntactic and semantic criteria.
Leech, G.: A Linguistic Guide to English Poetry. Preminger, A.: Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetrics.
A short test after every second class and a final examination.
１．General introduction: poetic diction as opposed to prose. ２．Pure stress metres. ３．Stress-syllablic metres. ４．Pure syllablic metres. ５．Free verse. ６．Kinds of poetry: ballads, folk songs, children's rhymes. ７．The epic poem in various cultures. ８．The lyric poem and its varieties. ９．The sonnet. 10．Phonological elements of poetry: rhyme, alliteration. 11．Phonological elements: alliteration and assonance. 12．Onomatopoeia. 13．Syntactic devices of poetry. 14．Metaphor, simile, personification etc. 15．Revision and questions.
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