ENG 121 Introduction to Poetry
A genre-based study of poetry that focuses on applying tools of literary analysis to the interpretation of specific poems in order to increase insight and pleasure. Close reading of poetry, with attention to formal elements, will provide the students with an introduction to major poets and styles. A wide variety of works is read, representing a diversity of cultures, contexts and perspectives. Course objectives also include developing critical reading, thinking and writing skills and exploring the values-laden nature of literature.