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Romantic Poetry

ENG 319/320

Romantic Poetry

  • Course ID:ENG 319/320
  • Semesters:2
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  • Teachers:Michael Ortiz

Description and Objectives

This class will study the great Romantic poets of the 19th century for an in-depth appreciation of how they changed the poetic landscape of our language. We will read Blake, Burns, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Emerson, Thoreau, and Poe, among others. We will examine their vision of poetry and its function in the world as well as the particular poetic standards each of these writer developed and shaped into an articulated, lyrical contemplation of humanity’s nature, origin, and destiny.



The Portable Romantic Poets, ed. by W. H. Auden

Course Requirements

Bi-weekly blue book exams will test your reading skills and grow your writing skills.

Successful Students

Will read and ponder and read and ponder some more.