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LIT 141 - Introduction to Poetry

Unit(s): 3.00

Prerequisite: ENGL 101
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course introduces students to a variety of approaches to poetry. Course readings include poems on diverse topics representing poetry’s fundamental modes, historical periods, and cultural traditions. Students gain an understanding of the features that distinguish poetry as a literary genre, including techniques of sound, tropes and figurative language, and thematic development. The course is appropriate for both English majors and those students who want to expand their knowledge and appreciation of poetry.

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