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ENG 2020 PBC

ENG 2020—Critical Analysis of Poetry and Drama

Three Semester Hours

RK 10/13


University Requisite: ENG 1510 (formerly ENG 151)

Course Overview

Introduces students to the different forms of poetry and drama as they have changed over time. Students will acquire and deploy a critical vocabulary in learning to read and analyze these texts.

Methods of Course Instruction

All material for this course is print-based. Instructor and students communicate and exchange materials through postal mail. 

E-Print Option

In this course, an option exists to use e-mail to submit your lesson assignments. Your assignment will be returned to you either as an e-mail attachment or as a hard copy sent through the postal mail, depending on the preferences of the instructor and/or program. 

Textbooks and Supplies

Mays, Kelly, ed. The Norton Introduction to Literature. 11th ed. Norton, 2013. [ISBN: 9780393913392]

Number of Lessons

The course has 12 lessons, including essays for both the midcourse and the final.  These lessons include:

  • Lesson 1: What Poetry Is/Voice 
  • Lesson 2: Situation and Setting/Theme and Tone  
  • Lesson 3: Word Choice and Order/Visual Images 
  • Lesson 4: Symbol/The Sounds of Poetry 
  • Lesson 5: Internal Structure/External Structure 
  • Lesson 6: Midcourse Essays  
  • Lesson 7: Reading Drama 
  • Lesson 8: Elements of Drama 
  • Lesson 9: More Elements of Drama 
  • Lesson 10: Exploring Context 
  • Lesson 11: Further Exploration 
  • Lesson 12: Final Essays

Types of Writing Assignments

Each lesson requires written responses to questions posed by that lesson, which will require you to write a three- to four-page typed essay in standard format.