ENGL 227   Introduction to Poetry* (3 Hours)

Prerequisites : ENGL 121.

This course emphasizes close reading and analysis of poetry by writers from different time periods, countries and ethnic backgrounds. Students will study terms, patterns and forms that are useful for an understanding and appreciation of poetic verse. The course will cover major literary, historical and cultural movements as they relate to poetry. Students will be introduced to major classical and contemporary American and English poets, along with contemporary foreign-language poetry in translation.