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Andrew E Feld
ENGL 283
Seattle Campus

Beginning Verse Writing

Intensive study of the ways and means of making a poem.

Class description

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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Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Sherry May Laing
Date: 03/29/2007