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2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 4880 - Poetry of Ecstasy

Since Sapho, Lyric poetry by definition celebrates the emotions. Certain poets intensify the language and passions of this already avid genre to the level of ecstacy. This course will examine in detail the works of several modern poets with a view to understanding the techniques they used to heighten the tone and meaning of their writings. Poets to be studied may include William Wordsworth, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Anne Sexton, and Sylvia Plath.

Prerequisite: EN 1110 /EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150 , or equivalent.