ENG* 213
Grade of "C-" or better in ENG* 101 or ENG* 101S

The nature and variety of poetry, some reasonable means for reading it with appreciative understanding, and ideas of how to evaluate it. Deals with such elements as imagery, the use of figurative language–metaphor, symbol, allegory, paradox and irony, for example–and the use of rhythm and meter. Focus is on how understanding these elements adds to the delight of reading and understanding poetry, as well as giving students the confidence to approach more advanced levels of reading literature, whether formally or informally. Not regularly offered.