Andrew E Feld
Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.
For SUMMER 2007: This class will start with an intensive study of the traditions/elements of the craft of poetry: meter, line, stanza, form, image, concrte detail vs. abstraction, etc. We will then move on to study the elements of the craft of free verse, which we’ll discover isn’t as free as one might think. The class will also progress in historical time: we’ll starts working with some of the earliest English poetic forms and work our way up to a study of contemporary poetry. Text: Ferguson, et al., eds., The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 5th ed.
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