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SYLLABUS FOR E28A: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY, UC IRVINE 1993

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Required Texts

Abrams, M.H. et al. The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 6th edition. Volume 1. New York: Norton, 1993.

Milton, John. Paradise Lost. Ed. Scott Elledge. 2nd edition. New York: Norton, 1993.

Recommended Texts

Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 6th edition. Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1993.

Fussell, Paul. Poetic Meter and Poetic Form. Rev. ed. New York: Random, 1979.

Lanham, Richard. A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms. Rev. ed. Berkeley: UC Press, 1991.

Course Readings

Background for the Poems: Sir Thomas Hoby (Norton pp. 973-988), a translated selection of Castiglione's The Courtier. The Norton "Introductions" to the sixteenth century (395-413) and to the early seventeenth century (1069-79).

Short Poems

Wyatt. "The Long Love" (440); "Whoso List to Hunt" (441); "They Flee from Me" (443)

Surrey. "Love, That Doth Reign" (451)

Sidney. Sonnets 1 (460); 5 (460); 74 (469)

Shakespeare. Sonnets 15 (810); 30 (812); 129 (820); 138 (821)

Herbert. "Redemption" (1370); "Prayer 1" (1374); "Jordan 1" (1374)

Milton. "When I Consider" (1472); "On the Late Massacre" (1473); "Methought I Saw My Late Espoused Saint . . ." (1473)

Background for Beowulf and Chaucer: Norton "Introduction" to the Middle Ages (1-15).

Longer Texts

Beowulf. (21-68)

Chaucer. "The General Prologue" (76-100); "The Pardoner's Prologue and Tale" (164-79)

Spenser. The Faerie Queene, Book One. (514-651)

Milton. Paradise Lost. All twelve books. Use the Norton Critical Edition.


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