English 1114: Poetry

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Introduction: How to Use This Site - course site - approach

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

SCHEDULE — Week 1-7 Week 8-14

Lyric Addresses

Readings by Week

Online: 2-4 — PDF: Week 2-4 PDF

Online: 5-6 — PDF: Week 5-6 PDF

Online: 8-10 — PDF: Week 8-10 PDF

Online: 11-13 — PDF: Week 11-13 PDF

Higher Learning - Introduction - Critical Thinking - Argument - Format

Essay Structure - Peanut Butter Cup Structure - Block & Splice - Hockey Night at the College - The Title - The Introduction - The Body - The Conclusion - Tips & Conventions - Italics or Quotes? - Helpful Sites

Essays - Basic Requirements - Reasonable Argument - "Station" - "Station" and "Tales" - Scratch Outline - Outlines

Marking - Quotes or Italics? - Marking Notes & Symbols

Worksheets

Hamlet - "Three Panel Review" - Comic Genius - Plot Summary

Sonnet 116 - Text - From Observation to Argument - Essay #1 + Scratch outline - Essay #2 + Scratch Outline

Romance - Love & Romance - As Old As Civilization - Romance - "Love's Grief" - The Impossible Woman - As Old As Civilization - ‘Romance’ - "Love's Grief" - The Impossible Woman - “Love at First Sight” (Romeo and Juliet) - Text - Zefferelli (1968) - "What is a Youth?" - Luhrmann (1996)

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 - Album Notes  -  3:19-8:20  -  35-39:35  -  50:49-53:15  -  56:37-1:01:18 (“Formation”)

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

How to Write About Literature: Six Categories

Preface -  Introduction - Six Overlapping Categories: First Contact; Petals and Faces; Literature - Writers, Narrators, Speakers, & Personas - Myth & Religion - Secular Discourse - Ambiguity

1: Space - Introduction - A crow’s flight into the forest - A tiny house in a tiny village - A church in the sky - A car on the highway - A master in the forest

2: Time - Cherry Blossoms - Shelley and Tagore on Time - Historical Ages and Periods

3: Character - Portions for Foxes - The Other Girl - The Lady Doth Protest Alot - Macbeth’s Dagger

4: Relationship - Introduction - Dorothy Parker on the Sexes - Bhartrhari on Attraction - Poetry in Prose: The Golden Lotus - Spenser on eternal love

5: Theme - Introduction - On Death: “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” (Sample Essay and Scratch Outline) - Brooks on Music and War (Sample Essay)

6: Style - Introduction - From Image to Conceit: Symbolism & the Apple - Keats’ “Ode to a Grecian Urn” - Onomatopoeia in Poe’s “Ulalume” - Rosetti’s “The Sonnet” - Ottava Rima in Byron’ Don Juan

Style Exercises - Sonnet 130 - Mood & the Raven - Metaphor & Symbol: Pratt and Poe - Swift on Guns: Text, Analysis, Practice # 1, Partial Outline & Essay, Practice #2

Describing Music

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

Analyzing Audio-Visual

Moulin Rouge! - "Elephant Love Medley" - Sample Essay: “All You Need Is Love”

Mad Men - Sample Essay: “The Falling Cat”

Lord of War - Introduction - Setting 1 - Setting 2 - Setting 3 - Scratch Outline - Full Outline

Gandhi - Amritsar Massacre Scene - Summary - Essay - Scratch Outline - Full Outline - Essay Reminders - Trailer & Chart - Historical Notes - Dialogue from the Film

Boardwork

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”

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SCHEDULE: Week 1-7 - Week 8-14

Readings PDF: 2-4 - 5-6 - 8-10 - 11-13