Jul 18, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2016-17 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 156 - Reading Like a Writer: Poetry


The first requirement in becoming a writer is being a reader. An introductory exploration into the form and practice of poetry, focusing on the choices writers make in writing in either fixed form or free form styles by manipulating line and stanza breaks; using concrete imagery; manipulating language by using figures of speech; and making language musical by using rhyme, meter and consonant and vowel sounds; and how they work together to create, manipulate and support the various forms of irony (verbal, dramatic, situational) through which the poem delivers its emotional and meaningful content. Surveying works of technical merit from both new and recognized masters of some of the schools of poetry, such as but not limited to Concrete and Confessional Poetry, the San Francisco and Harlem Renaissances, Modernism, New Formalism and Slam, students will be expected to engage in both analythical; and creative responses in order to improve and hone their own poetry.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Humanities, Literature

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