School Of Humanities And Languages

Poetry and PoeticsWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100880.1

Discipline: LITERATURE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Peter John Kirkpatrick

Equivalent Units
63270 - Poetry and Poetics

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must complete 60 credit points at Level 1.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit examines the broad scope of poetic discourses, from the earliest written texts to the present. It offers an historical account of the production and deployment of various poetic forms, and assesses classical and modern theories of poetry as a genre. Forms covered include epic, lyric, free verse, verse novel, concrete poetry and performance poetry. The relative values of the oral and the written poem are also taken into account. Poetry & Poetics aims to increase students' appreciation and understanding of poetry and, where relevant, to enhance their own practice.


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