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English Poetry Appreciation

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English Poetry Appreciation Course Description

Course Title: English Poetry Appreciation

Course Prerequisites: An Introduction to Literature

Course Follow-ups: American Literature; British Literature

Credit: 2.0

Total Semester Credit Hours: 32

Lecture Hours: 32

Experiment/Computer Hours: 0

School: School of Foreign Studies

Major: English

Course Description:

English Poetry Appreciation is an elective for English majors. The aim of the course is for students to obtain an understanding of important poets (Shakespeare through modernist poets) in various literary movements (British and American groups such as the Metaphysical Poets, the Lake Poets, the Charter Poets, the former Rafael School, the Imagists, the Chicago School, the Confessionalists, and the Montenegro Poets). Students study sonnets, monologues, elegies, epics, eclogues, light poems, and heroic couplets, leading them to an advanced ability to evaluate poetry and poetic trends, and this leads also to a strengthening of their humanistic awareness.

Textbooks and Course Materials:

1.      戴继国. 英国诗歌教程. 对外经济贸易大学出版社,1984. (Dai, J. A Course of English Poetry. Beijing: Press of University of International Business and Economics, 1984.)

2.      常耀信. 美国文学简史. 南开大学出版社,1993. (Chang, Y. A Survey of American Literature. Tianjin: Nankai University Press, 1993.)


Written by: Jing Xingmei

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