English 53. Poets: Four poets, English and Irish: Shakespeare, Marvell, Keats, Heaney

Instructor: Helen Vendler
Terms: Spring Term

Tuesdays, 2-4 pm | Location: Barker 211

Enrollment: Limited to 27 students.

Shakespeare’s inventive sonnets; Marvell’s provocative and enigmatic poems; Keats’s revisionary sonnets and Odes; Heaney’s poems of modern Ireland. Lyric genres and subgenres: sonnet, ode, complaint, verse-letter, persona-poem, definition-poem, myths of origin, the lyric narrative, political poetry, etc.

Note: Be sure to attend first class meeting to be considered for admittance.


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