EN 232 Introduction to Poetry
SP 2009 HO
Chair of the English Department
Ph.D. University of KansasMA University of KansasBA University of Missouri
MF 2--4, TR 1--3
11:00 - 12:15 PM
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The rubric for this assignment is published so the student can see the expectations.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Group Project, Individual Project, Research Paper, Midterm, and Final.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Paper and pojects are due on the assigned day or agreed-upon date. Late work will lose one letter grade for every day that it is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Daily Syllabus for EN 232 Introduction to Poetry
Week 1 (January 12th) “Can Poetry Matter?” by Dana Gioia (handout)
Week 2 (January 19th) No class Monday; Friday—Shakespeare’s Sonnets
Week 3 (January 26th) John Donne, Herrick, Herbert, Milton
Week 4 (February 2nd) Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley
Week 5 (February 9th) Shelley, Keats
Week 6 (February 16th) No class Monday; Friday— Whitman, Arnold
Week 7 (February 23rd) Dickinson, Housman
Week 8 (March 2nd) Midterm FRIDAY, March 6th
Week 9 (March 9th) Spring Break
Week 10 (March 16th) Yeats, Robinson, Crane, Dunbar
Week 11 (March 23rd) Frost, Stevens
Week 12th (March 30th) Williams, Pound, Eliot, Owen, Cummings
Week 13 (April 6th) Hughes, Auden, Roethke, Stafford, Brooks
Week 14 (April 13th) Rich, Pastan, Plath, Clifton, Piercy, Atwood
Week 15 (April 20th) Kooser, Young, Wong, Olds, Kenyon, Soto
Week 16 (April 27th) FINAL Paper Due FRIDAY; Ping, Joseph
Finals Week Poetry Final Monday, May 2nd, 10:15—12:15
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