Undergraduate Course: Discovering Poetry (LLLG07052)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE CENTRE FOR OPEN LEARNING (COL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH COL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course is designed for students new to poetry, especially those who feel that poetry is difficult or intimidating. By beginning with more accessible contemporary poetry and working back to more formal and historical material, the course aims to demystify the genre and build student confidence in reading, understanding and discussing poetic works in various forms. It aims to help students develop skills such as close reading, analysis and interpretation and give them a solid grounding in key styles and forms, which they can draw on when reading poetry in the future.
A range of poems from contemporary writing to Chaucer.
Week 1: Reading a poem.
Week 2: Contemporary British Poetry.
Week 3: Post War Poetry 1940 - 1960.
Week 4: Modernist Poets.
Week 5: The dramatic monologue: Tennyson, Browning.
Week 6: The Romantics: Wordsworth and Keats.
Week 7: Metaphysical Poetry.
Week 8: The Sonnet.
Week 9: Chaucer.
Week 10: Reading the Poem again.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- discuss and analyse poetry with confidence
- demonstrate an understanding of the development of poetry
- express and explain an enjoyment in reading poems
Keegan, Paul. 2001; New Penguin Book of English Verse. London: Penguin Classics.
Rae, Simon 2011; The Twentieth Century in Poetry. London: Ebury Press.
Gaskell, Philip 1998 Landmarks in English Literature. Edinburgh: EUP
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
Poetry reading skills and vocabulary.
|Course organiser||Ms Rachael King