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Poetry and Poetics - ARTS2033

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: 30 uoc at Level 1 including 12 uoc in Level 1 English courses or 6 uoc in Level 1 Creative Writing courses
Excluded: ENGL2104, ENGL2207, ENGL3257
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


Subject Area: English
This course can also be studied in the following specialisations: Creative Writing

Studies English poetry by major Neo-classical, Romantic, and post-Romantic poets. Observes shift in poetic themes from socio-political conditions to nature, the self, and romance. Analyses poetic forms and their relationship to developments in poetic theory. Considers some of the major statements about the nature and function of poetry written during all three periods. Acknowledges ancient Greek and Roman precedents of English poetry and poetics. Attends to how earlier poets, such as Milton, influence later poets, such as Pope and the major Romantics, and how such influence affects the development of a national poetic tradition.

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