Catalogue 2017 - 2018

MAET 561 Literary Studies- Poetry


3 cr.

Course Description

This is a comprehensive course, studying poetry with an eye towards teaching methods of interpretation. The class considers ways to make reading poetry more rewarding and enjoyable, but it also discusses questions of form and genre, meter and scansion, the use of historical and biographical approaches in tandem with close readings, the combinations of art and music with poetry, and philosophies of the purpose of poetry. Pedagogical techniques, especially creating assignments to help students understand and write about poetry from their own experiences in writing poems, are explored.