FORM OF POETRY
Section 001 / Fall 2004 / Susan Tichy / Tuesday 7:20-10:00 / Thompson Hall 106
FOUNDATIONS OF ENGLISH POETRY, WEEKS 2-5
WEEK 5: POETIC CLOSURE
Structure & Closure
PROSE READING: PHOTOCOPIED BOOK:
VOCABULARY / ENTRIES IN PRINCETON
Vocabulary from Herrnstein Smith: closure; structural vs. non-structural
elements, formal vs. thematic elements; speech act; terminal modification,
saturation, analogical form; paratactic structure, sequential structure;
framing; coda; simultaneous composition.
POEMS IN NORTON: This week, read a selection of poems from the genre lists, including:
We’ll discuss odes & dramatic personae when we get to Romanticism
WHAT WE’LL DO IN CLASS
1) Discuss Classical poetics and the concept of "classicism," if we didn't get to it last week.
2) Discuss major points of the reading by analyzing structure & closure in some poems using Herrnstein Smith’s terms
3) Discuss lyric, dramatic, epic, satirical & narrative poetry,
and sub-genres (or kinds) including elegy, pastoral, aubade, etc.