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 2022/1
Day Mon
Hours 14:00-16:00
Building Webb Languages
Room 001
Semester 2022/1
Day Thu
Hours 14:00-16:00
Building Webb Languages
Room 001
Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

Though some poems are very long, a poem is typically a fairly short 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 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. We will also be reading theoretical texts on poetry and complete a series of listening exercises.
Readings: Texts will be provided on the course website. Students are expected to have the readings with them at all times in class.

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Course Requirements

Final Exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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