Poetry and Poetics - ARTS2033

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

Excluded: ENGL2104, ENGL2207, ENGL3257

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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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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