The purpose of this course is to enjoy the depth and breadth of literature through reading and discussing a variety of poems written by major British and American poets.
We will read, analyze, and sometimes learn by heart different types of poems.
Reading materials will be distributed in class.
Students are expected to participate actively in class.
Class participation, short papers, and semester examination
１．Introduction ２．Narrative poems: "Sir Patrick Spence," "Jesse James," etc. ３．Narrative poems(2): "My Last Duchess" by R. Browning, "The Man He Killed" by T. Hardy ４．Descriptive poems: "Dust of Snow" by R. Frost, "The Eagle" by A. L. Tennyson, etc. ５．Descriptive poems(2): "Composed upon Westminster Bridge" by W. Wordsworth, "The Hunchback in the Park" by Dylan Thomas, etc. ６．Descriptive poems (3): "Ode to the West Wind" by P. B. Shelley, "Ode to a Nightingale" by J．Keats ７．Descriptive poems(4):"Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes, etc. ８．Descriptive poems(5): "Richard Cory" by E. A. Robinson, etc. ９．Review 10．Poems about love: "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love" by C. Marlowe, etc. 11．Poems about death: "On My First Son" by Ben Jonson, etc. 12．Meditative poems: "On His Blindness" by John Milton, etc. 13．Poems with metaphors and similes: "A Red, Red Rose" by R. Burns, etc. 14．Poems on poetry: "Digging" by Seamus Heaney, etc. 15．Examination
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