ENGL 106(F) Modern Poetry (W)

This introductory course focuses on twentieth century poetry by William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, W. H. Auden, Marianne Moore, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, and Richard Wilbur. Our primary concerns are learning to read better and discuss thoughtfully the poems themselves: how does this poem work and play? What are its strategies? How do poetic uses of language convey meanings and suggest implications? Exploring individual poems carefully, we will work toward a richer understanding of the nature of Modernism generally.

Format: discussion/seminar. Requirements: 20 pages of writing in the form of weekly exercises, alternating journal entries and short formal essays, along with some memorization. No prerequisites. Enrollment limit: 19 (expected: 19). Preference given to first-year students.

Hour: R. BELL