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Poems allow us to identify and experience, in slow-motion, ideas and inclinations that often get lost in the maelstrom of daily life. In our course, we will deep-dive into English-language poems and explore how through syntax, music, image and other devices, they cast their imaginative spells and awaken us to broader, subtler, and richer ranges of feeling and thinking. With the understanding that one of poetry’s most powerful functions is in its ambiguity—its capacity to evoke several ideas or emotions at once—we will read poems that relate to timeless subjects and come to understand from the inside-out how poems embody and enact complexity. In so doing, we will become better writers and thinkers ourselves.
During the course, you will also keep a Commonplace Book in which you will record lines from poems and other pieces of language that move you, and at the end of the course, you will elaborate on a brief selection in a collaborative document with your peers.