Claudia Ingram Discovering new writing strategies can be a peculiarly liberating experience. This may be the most important class you’ll take in college.
ENGLISH 110-01 TTH 2:30-3:50
Poetry HL, WA
Daniel Kiefer Hip-hop rhymes and hooks, Emily Dickinson’s hymn meter, contemporary free verse, Walt Whitman’s free-flowing lines, love sonnets by Shakespeare and sonnet-sonnets by William Wordsworth and John Keats, elegies, dramatic monologues, and more. Let’s explore the design of feeling in poems, how like instrumental musical compositions or abstract paintings they are, how expressive their metaphoric language can be. How does the intensity of utterance in a lyric poem give us a new experience of emotion?
You’ll have different kinds of writing to do: exercises in analyzing poetic form, short response papers, and longer essays. You’ll memorize some 15 or 20 lines of a favorite poem to recite to the class. Along the way you’ll discover how song captures the heart.