Course Number 0626-1217-01
Course Name Poetry Analysis
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Dr. Roi TartakovskyContact
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Office HoursMonday 14:00 - 13:00
Building: Webb Languages , Room: 511
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/1
Day Mon
Hours 10:00-12:00
Semester 2020/1
Day Thu
Hours 10:00-12:00
Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

Poetry Analysis (Theory Course)

ניתוח שירה

Though some poems are very long, a poem is typically a fairly small piece of text that manages to achieve a great deal in spite of its brevity. There is thus an interesting disparity between poetry's material minimalism and conceptual and perceptual magnitude. Why is it, or how is it, that a poem grabs us or asks for our attention in the ways that it does, if it does? This course will provide basic terminology and techniques for discussing, understanding and misunderstanding poetry's modes of operation. Through readings of poems from classical and contemporary English and American poetry, we will study such subjects as imagery, meter, figurative language, speaker, and poetic sound.

Readings: Texts will be provided on the course website. Students are expected to have the poems with them at all times in class.

Note: Attendance is mandatory for this course.

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Course Requirements

Midterm assignment

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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