Course description

The course will explore world poetry in English translation and other languages (depending on the students’ native languages). Through close analysis of individual poems and poets, students will increase their historical and cultural competence, practice standard academic writing and critical/analytical skills, and learn vocal performance techniques used by singers and public speakers to perform successfully before audiences. The course will additionally improve your enjoyment of poetry through greater understanding of sound patterns, aesthetics, and the formal elements of poetry such as rhyme, meter, symbolism and imagery. The course is suitable for freshmen, sophomores, and advanced High School students, Returning Adult Learners, and Lifelong Learners.

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