Techniques of Poetry (ENG 294.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
ENG 294 01 September 2018 Jeanette Lynes
ENG 294 02 January 2017 Kevin Flynn


This course instructs students in the critical methodology of the study of poetry. It examines such mechanics as rhyme, rhythm and meter, imagery and symbolism, figurative language, sound devices, and the conventions of verse forms. Students thus enhance their literary-critical vocabulary and learn a range of methods for building an understanding and appreciation of poems. The course uses as its primary texts Canadian poems that range from the sonnet to contemporary spoken word, and it engages with diverse poets, texts, and movements in Canadian poetry.


6 credit units of 100-level ENG; or 3 credit units 100-level ENG and INTS 101.

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