The following is a draft only. The final version will be ready the first day of class, in May.

English 1114: Poetry

Table of Contents

Outline - Office Hours - Email - Course Descriptions - Materials - Marks - Assignments and Essays - Participation and Attendance - Academic Integrity - Classroom Etiquette - Electronic Devices - Side Conversations

Schedule  

Six Categories - 1: Space - Introduction to the Six Categories - Six Interrelated Categories - Example: Ezra Pound - Terms: Writers, Narrators, Speakers, & Personas - Example: Pocahontas - 1. Space or Setting - Example: Kanye West - Terms: Myth & Religion - Concept: Secular Discourse - Concept: Ambiguity - Example: The Eagles - Example: Jia Dao

Categories 2-5:  2. Time or Chronology - Terms: Historical Ages and Periods — 3. Character or Psychology — 4. Relationship: Conflict, Bond, Etc. - Example: Dorothy Parker – Example: Bhartrhari — 5. Theme

Category 6: Style - Example: The Raven - From Image to Conceit - Example: The Apple - Example: The Birds - Other literary Terms - Example: Keats - Example: Poe’s “Ulalume” - Example: Byron’s Don Juan

Music Description - Reason or Rhyme - Historical Analysis - Gender and Linkin Park - Non-formal Description - Review of Sgt. Pepper’s - Literary Descriptions - Reviews of To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. - Babylon Montage - Beyoncé at Coachella - The Saxophone

Music Terms A - L

Music Terms M - Z

Boardwork - Hamlet’s Ophelia — The Year of Living Dangerously — “Sonnet 116” & “Black Star” — The Master and Margarita — “Long Road Out of Eden” — “Brain Damage” and Eclipse” — “Paint It Black” & “Black” — “The Nymph’s Reply” & “The Girl from Ermita” — “Anthem for Doomed Youth” & “Dulce et Decorum Est” — “Sonnet 130” & “Bright Star” — “And I Will War” & “Fight Song”

Essay Structure - The Academic Essay - Butter Cup Structure - Block & Splice - Hockey Night in the College - The Title - The Introduction - The Body - The Conclusion - Helpful Sites - Marking Notes and Symbols - Most Common Errors - Format: Italics or Quotes? - Marking Symbols

Essay Samples - Essays - Critical Approach - Reasonable Argument - "Station" and "Tales" - "I Will Follow You into the Dark" - "Elephant Love Medley"

Commentary Samples - Commentaries - "Station" - Hamlet: "Three Panel Review" & Plot Summary

Romance & the Elevation of Beauty - Love & Romance - As Old As Civilization - Romance - "Love's Grief" - The Impossible Woman - Love at First Sight: Two Versions of Romeo and Juliet - Text - Zefferelli (1968) - "What is a Youth?" - Luhrmann (1996) - Sonnet 116: From Observation to Argument - Sample Commentary - Sample Essay - Scratch Outline - Full Outline

READINGS — BY WEEK

2-4  

— WEEK 2 Love & Meaning 1.  "Sonnet 116" (in Romance & the Elevation of Beauty) -  "Black Star" (Radiohead - LL) -  "Black" (Pearl Jam - LL) -  "Paint It Black" (Rolling Stones - LL) - "Sonnet 130" (William Shakespeare) - "Bright Star" (Keats) -  "Reason or Rhyme" (Bryan Ferry - LL)

— WEEK 3 Love & Meaning 2.  See Worksheet A: Ophelia. "Ophelia's Death" (from Hamlet) -  "Ophelia" (Natalie Merchant - LL) -  "Abattoir Blues"  (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - LL) -  "Nature Boy" (Nick Cave - LL) -♫ YT "Swimming Pools (Drank)" &  "Pride" (Kendrick Lamar - LL - LL)

— WEEK 4   Love: Idealism & Distortion.  "Love's Grief" & "Love at First Sight" (in Romance & the Elevation of Beauty) - "To His Coy Mistress" ("Mistress," Andrew Marvell) -  "No I in Threesome" ("Threesome," Interpol - LL) -  "Beauty Queen" (Bryan Ferry - LL) - ♫ YT "Tuyo" (Rodrigo Amarante - translation in Readings).

5-6 

— WEEK 5 The Ideal & the Real.   "Hotel California" (The Eagles - LL) "'Tis Not So Above" (from Hamlet) - "The Girl from Ermita" ("Ermita," Goh Poh Seng - also see Worksheet B) - "When I Have Fears" ("Fears," John Keats) - ♫ YT "Everything is Everything" ("Everything," Lauryn Hill - LL)

— WEEK 6 Love: Idealism & Reality.   "Lola" (The Kinks - LL) - "Donna Julia" (Byron, from Don Juan) - Don Juan de Marcos (film shown in class)

8-10 

— WEEK 8 The Mighty & the Fallen.   "Saint Pablo" (Kanye West - LL) - "Ozymandias" (Smith) & "Ozymandias" (Percy Shelley) - "The Shield of Achilles" ("Shield," W.H. Auden - also see the worksheet Achilles) -  "Long Road Out of Eden" ("Eden," The Eagles - LL)

— WEEK 9 Rough Passages. See the Worksheet Rough Passages.  "Thousands Are Sailing" ("Thousands," The Pogues - LL) - "Caliban" (Edward Brathwaite"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" (“Rivers”) & "Harlem" (Langston Hughes) - ♫ YT "Mississippi Goddam" (Nina Simone - LL) -  "Strange Fruit" (lyric Abel Meeropol, song Billie Holiday - LL

— WEEK 10 Deep in the South. See the worksheets Hallelujah and Lemonade.  ♫ YT "Katrina/Hallelujah" ("Hurricane Katrina – you must watch this," The Ticket -- Jeff Buckley's rendition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" - LL) - ♫ YT "Formation" (Beyoncé - LL) - “XXX.” (Lamar -LL)

11-13 

— WEEK 11 Versions of Revolt.  "And I Will War" (Byron) - ♫ YT "The Fight Song" (Marilyn Manson - LL) - [we may also look briefly at YT "Strange Fruit (Blood on the Leaves)"] -  "I’ve Got Life" (Lauryn Hill - LL) -  "El Puro No Hay Futuro" / "There’s No Future in Purity" ("Futuro," Jarabe de Palo - translation in Readings)

— WEEK 12 When Hell Breaks Loose.  "Unto the Breach" (from Henry V ) - "Dulce et Decorum Est" "Anthem for Doomed Youth" ("Dulce" & "Anthem," Wilfred Owen-  "Us and Them" (Pink Floyd - LL) -  "For What It's Worth" (Buffalo Springfield - LL) -  "Roads to Moscow" (Al Stewart - LL)

— WEEK 13 Up & Down.  "Dust" "Dream" (from Hamlet) "When I Heard the Learned Astronomer" ("Astronomer," Walt Whitman) - ♫ "Brain Damage" & "Eclipse" (Pink Floyd - LL - LL) -  "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Queen - LL; we may also look at YT, an ad that uses the song) - ♫ "Una Breve Vacanza" / "A Short Vacation" ("Vacanza," Nina Zilli - translation in Readings; there's no good video version available)

WORKSHEETS

Ophelia 

Ermita 

Achilles - from Wikipedia: The Iliad - Achilles - Hephaestus - Thetis - Auden's poem

Rough Passages - Coffin Ships - The Middle Passage - Timeline for "Caliban" - Equiano's Travels Bussa Emancipation Statue

Hallelujah - Hurricane Katrina - New Orleans - Race - Biblical references - “Hallelujah”

Lemonade