（Chronological Study of Poetry ( to the Age of Romanticism )）
The purpose of this course is to enjoy the depth and breadth of literature through reading and discussing a variety of comparatively short poems. The poems will be studied in chronological order so that we can attain a sense of the historical development of poetry.
We will read, analyze, and sometimes learn by heart representative British poems in chronological order.
Reading materials will be distributed in class.
Reference books will be recommended in class.
Students are expected to participate actively in class.
Class participation, short papers, and semester examination
１．Introduction ２．Medieval Ballads ３．Renaissance Poetry (1): Edmund Spenser, etc. ４．Renaissance Poetry（2): William Shakespeare, etc. ５．17th Century (1)：Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets ６．17th Century (2): John Donne and the Metaphysical Poets ７．17th Century (3)：John Milton, John Dryden ８．Review ９．18th Century：Alexander Pope, etc. 10．Forerunners of Romanticism： William Blake, Robert Burns 11．Romantic Poets (1): William Wordsworth 12．Romantic Poets (2): SamuelTaylor Coleridge 13．Romantic Poets (3): George Gordon, Lord Byron, Percy B. Shelley 14．Romantic Poets (4) John Keats 15．Examination
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