Welcome to the Department of English at Rutgers University

 

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REQUIRED of all prospective English majors; should be taken in the sophomore year.  The fundamental concepts and techniques of literary interpretation, with a specific focus on poetry: the nature of poetic language and the methods of analyzing figurative discourse, genre, structure, kinds of poetry; versification and the analysis of meter; the contexts of poetry (personal, cultural, historical) and the poets work with tradition.  Readings from a wide range of poets writing in English, including women and minorities, with a closing segment devoted to two particular poets (from diverse historical and cultural backgrounds) chosen by the instructor.

Attendance is expected and required.

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Graduate Program in English

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