|ENGL3050||SAXTON, TERESA||TR||11:00 AM||0250|
This class will explore formal and thematic traditions of poetry with a particular emphasis on speakers. As such, the class will be organized in progression from verse epistle (for example, "Eloise to Abelard") and dramatic monologue ("My Last Duchess") to more inward focused poetry ("Song of Myself"). The class will then play with these speaker distances by reading poetry aimed at social change or response. Our assignments will include a close reading, presentation, and final.