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English 213 - American Poetry
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EEN NG GLLIISSH H 221133 IIn nttrrooddu uccttiioon n ttoo P Pooeettrryy A Am meerriiccaan nP Pooeettrryy Prof Laura Leibman Office Library 392 Office Hours Tu12 1 W 11 12 Phone x7329 Email Laura Leibman Reed edu Spring 2005 T R 10 30 11 50 Library 203 http academic reed edu english courses Eng213 Email english213 lists reed edu Image at Left Bearden Romare Out Chorus 1979 80 A Graphic Odyssey Romare Bearden as Printmaker http www upenn edu ARG archive bearden bearden html 11 January 2005 REQUIRED BOOKS th Norton Introduction to Poetry ed J Paul Hunter 8 edition with CD The Venus Hottentot by Elizabeth Alexander ASSIGNMENTS In addition to a take home final exam there are six1 page papers due approximately every other week Since these papers are intended to enhance class discussion as well as to hone your writing and analysis skills you will be asked to turn in the papers on the readings for specific days and to post them to the class via email at english213 lists reed edu Please see below for when your papers are due You will be assigned to a Group the first day of class Four of the six short papers should consist of a close reading of one of the In Depth Poems for the day This close reading should pay careful attention to the aspect of the poem covered in the article or Norton For example during the week on tone you should discuss tone etc We will be discussing writing tips individually as well in class but you should read the Writing About Poetry Norton A3 A15 A26 A46 Please skip the section entitled Critical Approaches A16 25 as this will be covered in Junior Seminar You may find it helpful however to return to this section when you take that class Two of the six short papers should be a Critical Article Synopsis These are on days that are indicated Critical Article Synopsis This review MUST include both a short paragraph summarizing the argument of the article and a long paragraph discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the argument This is a crucial skill to learn in this course and you must complete this assignment For examples of Synopses and more detailed instructions please see the class webpage All Papers excluding the first which you should bring to class on the 1 27 are Due AT LEAST 36 hours before dates given below e g If you have been assigned to cover the readings for class on Thursday 9 18 your paper is due 10 30 p m Tuesday 9 16 If you have been assigned to Tues 9 16 your paper is due Sunday 9 14 at 10 30 p m etc All papers must be distributed to the class via email english213 lists reed edu Do NOT send the paper as an enclosure but paste it into the body of the email Late papers will not be accepted Other members of class should read at least two of the discussion papers before class begins Please note the following dates are not due dates but the date your paper will be discussed in class and the readings it will cover Group One 1 27 2 1 2 15 3 1 3 22 Critical Article Synopsis 4 19 Critical Article Synopsis Group Two 1 27 2 3 2 17 Critical Article Synopsis 3 3 Critical Article Synopsis 3 24 4 21 Group Three 1 27 2 8 2 24 Critical Article Synopsis 3 8 Critical Article Synopsis 4 12 4 26 Group Four 1 27 2 10 Critical Article Synopsis 2 22 3 10 Critical Article 4 14 Critical Article 4 28 Please note that group four has a choice of which two of the three days they want to do a Critical Synopsis ENGLISH 213 Spring 2005 WEEK ONE DATE T 1 25 R 1 27 TWO T 2 1 R 2 3 THREE T 2 8 R 2 10 FOUR T 2 15 R 2 17 FIVE T 2 22 R 2 24 SIX T 3 1 2 READINGS What is an American Poem Sign up for Groups Your Group is Workshop What is a Poem What is an American Poem Poetry Reading Writing Responding Norton 1 25 In Depth Poems Anne Bradstreet To My Dear and Loving Husband Norton 16 Aphra Behn On Her Loving Two Equally Norton 19 Understanding the Text Tone Norton 26 58 In Depth Poems Maxine Kumin Woodchucks Norton 34 CD Li Young Lee Persimmons Norton 42 CD Tone Continued Simon Ortiz Song Poetry and Language Expression and Perception Speak to Me Words ed Dean Rader and Janice Gould 235 46 Reserve PS153 I52 S64 2003 and folders OR Video American Passages 1 Native Voices IMC Reserve In Depth Poems Simon Ortiz My Father s Song Norton 42 Luci Tapahonso Starlore Handout Understanding the Text Speaker Norton 59 84 In Depth Poem Pat Mora La Migra Norton 80 Gloria Anzald a El Sonavabitche Handout Speaker Cont Adena Rosmarin The Dramatic Monologues and the Problem of Genre Madness Melodrama and the Monologue Complicating the Rhetoric of Lyricism Wordsworth Pound and the Mask Lyric The Power of Genre 5259 102 108 109 122 Reserve PN45 5 R67 1985 and folder In Depth Poem Elizabeth Alexander The Venus Hottentot The Venus Hottentot 3 7 Critical Article Synopsis Due Understanding the Text Situation Setting Norton 85 122 Aubade Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry Poetics Handout In Depth Poems Sylvia Plath Morning Song Norton 108 Marilyn Chin Aubade Handout Situation Setting Cont Lesley Wheeler Introduction and Emily Dickinson s Fairer Houses The Poetics of Enclosure 1 40 Reserve Folders or PS147 W47 2002 In Depth Poems Emily Dickinson Because I Could Not Stop for Death Norton 477 CD I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died Handout Safe in their Alabaster Chambers Norton 452 Critical Article Synopsis Due Understanding the Text Language Norton 123 146 In Depth Poems Rita Dove Parsley Norton 136 138 Language Cont Jonathan Arac Whitman and the Problem of the Vernacular Breaking Bounds eds Erkkila and Grossman 44 61 Reserve PS3238 B74 1996 In Depth Poems Walt Whitman When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed Norton 540 I celebrate myself and sing myself Norton 83 Critical Article Synopsis Due Picturing Metaphor and Simile Norton 147 173 In Depth Poems Cathy Song Girl Powdering Her Neck Handout William Carlos Williams Queen Anne s Lace Handout Yi Gon Ch ang The Moonlit Pond Handout Haiku Norton 347 48 ENGLISH 213 Spring 2005 SEVEN EIGHT R 3 3 Metaphors Cont Wayne Booth Metaphor as Rhetoric On Metaphor ed Sheldon Sacks 4770 Reserve PN228 M4 O5 Poems continued from previous day Critical Article Synopsis Due T 3 8 R 3 10 Language Symbol Norton174 190 Robert Nelson Dawn is a Good Word Speak to Me Words ed Dean Rader and Janice Gould 235 46 Reserve PS153 I52 S64 2003 and folders In Depth Poem Luci Tapahonso A Breeze Swept Through Handout Critical Article Synopsis Due R 3 10 Symbols Cont Michael Bibby The Territory Colonized Sitting the Body in Women s Liberation Poetry Hearts and Minds 78 122 Reserve PS310 V54 B53 1996 and


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