Instructor: Helen Vendler
Terms: Fall Term
Mondays & Wednesdays, 12-1 pm | Location: Emerson 101
A study of poetry as the history and science of feeling: readings in major lyric poems in English. Is lyric poetry autobiographical, and if so, how? What aspects are invented? Problems of invention and execution in a work of art: composition, context, development. The lyric as dramatic speech and as aesthetic experiment.