AIU 20. Poems, Poets, Poetry

Instructor: Helen Vendler

AI 20

Mondays & Wednesdays, 12-1 pm | Location: Emerson 101 (FAS)

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.

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