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LITT 216 Lyric Poetry

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

Close study of short poems from a wide range of literary history. The major goal of the course is to intensify sensitivity to language as both sound and meaning. We will be doing intricate line-by-line textual analysis in class. This course is highly recommended for song writers who wish to develop their skills in structuring and refining their lyrics. While term papers in this course must be critical (as in literary criticism) rather than creative, training in detailed analysis of poetry is extremely valuable for professional song writing. Assignments are light because of the brevity of the poems, but this is a classroom-intensive course where attendance is required. Term papers are encouraged in poetry of any period or world culture.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a critical studies elective or general elective requirement.