Studies in Poetry: From the Sonneteers to the Metaphysicals

Text from Petrarch Sonnet VII.

Sonnet VII by Francesco Petrarch (1304 - 1374). (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21L.704

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course introduces students to some of the most important practitioners of poetry in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England, locating them in their historical and social contexts. We will be emphasizing love poetry or amatory verse, by combining close reading of selected poems with an investigation of the contexts of English verse.

Raman, Shankar. 21L.704 Studies in Poetry: From the Sonneteers to the Metaphysicals, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/literature/21l-704-studies-in-poetry-from-the-sonneteers-to-the-metaphysicals-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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