National University




LIT446 Studies in Poetry

Lead Faculty: Dr. John J. Miller

Course Description

Focused study of a particular theme, genre, period, or author.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and discuss themes and formal qualities shared by the poetry read in the course.
  • Compare and contrast how the different poetry read deal with similar themes or formal literary issues.
  • Analyze the meanings and effects of poems in terms of common conventions of the genre.
  • Produce a well-written, carefully argued written analysis of a poetry relevant to the course theme based on close reading and incorporating relevant criticism.
  • Discuss and analyze influential theories of the literature and poetics relevant to the course theme.

Prerequisite