21W.756 Writing and Reading Poems


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Examination of the formal structural and textual variety in poetry. Extensive practice in the making of poems and the analysis of both students' manuscripts and texts from 16th- through 20th-century literature. Attempts to make relevant the traditional elements of poetry and their contemporary alternatives. Weekly writing assignments, including some exercises in prosody.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.756 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, 21W.756 was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Writing and Reading Poems site or on the 21W.756 Stellar site.

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