LANE 447 Poetry External AA Fall 2013


LANE 447- Poetry First Semester 2013 External Students Section AA

Course supposed to be studied before studying this course:

LANE 341 (Introduction to Literature)

Course objectives:

This course introduces students to understand what poetry is. It gives them a general idea about poetry, its forms and its genres. It also provides them with the strategies and techniques of reading, analyzing, responding and writing poems. A variety of poems, literary terms and poetic forms and expressions of English poetry are covered and discussed in this course.

Required c ontents: THE MODERN ENGLISH:

The Early Modern English:

The Renaissance: (Elizabethan Age)

William Shakespeare (Sonnet 18)

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day

John Donne

"The Good Morrow" & " Death, be not proud"

The Restoration: (The Age of Charles II & James II)

John Milton's "

On His Blindness"

Andrew Marvell's "

To His Coy Mistress"

The Classical: (The Augustan Age)

Jonathan Swift's "

A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a famous General"

The Transitional Period:

William Collins's "Ode to Evening" William Blake's "The Clod and the Pebble" Robert Burns' "A Red, Red Rose"

The Middle Modern English:

(The late 18 th & 19 th Centuries) The Romantic Age:

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "

Kubla Khan"

Lord Byron's "

She walks in Beauty"

P.B.Shelly's "

To a Skylark"

John Keat's "Ode to Autumn"

The Victorian Age:

Alfred Tennyson's "


Emily Dickinson's "

A Bird Came Down the Walk

" Thomas Hardy's "The Darkling Thrush"

The Modern & Contemporary English:

(The 20 th & 21 st Centuries) The Modern Age:

T.S.Eliot's "

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

" Ted Hughes' "

The Thought Fox

" Ezra Pound's "

In a Station of a Metro


The Late Modern & Contemporary Age:

Fleur Adcock's


Seamus Heaney's

"Death of a Naturalist"

Grace Nicholas'

"The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping"

Margaret Atwood's

"You Come Back"

Deborah Digges'


- You are also required to read the poetic forms, styles and devices and literary terms concerning poetry in addition to the poetry tips, strategies and techniques of reading and analyzing poems that you have in the course notebook or copybook where you can have all the required contents.

Other References and Books:

1. English Literature: A Survey for Students by Anthony Burgess 2. An Outline of English Literature by G.C. Thornley, G. Roberts 3. An Outline of English Literature by Pat Rogers 4. Reading Texts: Reading, Responding, Writing by Kathleen McCormick ; 1987, 298 pages, English 5. Outline of American Literature by Kathryn VanSpanckeren 6. The New Oxford Book of English Verse chosen & edited by Helen Gardner 7. The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter Tenth Edition) by Alison Booth & Kelly J. Mays

Poetry Websites: .html

Exams & Grades:

Final exam 100 - The final exam date will be according to the university official schedule

Office No.


Office Hours:

From 13:00 To 15:30 (Saturdays & Mondays)

To contact me:

Phone: 02 6952000 Ex.

65057 E mail: [email protected]


Mr. Muhammad A. Alqussayer