ENGL& 113 Introduction to Poetry • 5 Cr.


Introduces the style, structure, and techniques of poetry. Students read, analyze, and interpret works of major poets. Recommended: ENGL& 101 placement or higher.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an increased level of comfort with the various forms of poetry.
  • Define and recognize various poetic techniques such as connotation/denotation, simile/metaphor, symbol/allegory, irony/satire.
  • Identify and use terminology specific to poetry that describes a poem's sounds, rhythm, rhyme, and specific formats (if present).
  • Evaluate poetry
  • Recognize major poets
  • Read, analyze, and explicate complex poetry at an inferential level with greater insight and wider perspective.
  • Improve writing skills
  • Appreciate poetry