REED ENGLISH 213 - Syllabus (4 pages)

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Reed College
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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



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