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Poetry: The Language of Music

This study of musical poetics focuses on the buried linguistic and musical structures of poetry and on the way these structures create voice and meaning in a poem. We discuss the way music serves as a muse for the poet and creates a relationship between form and content. Some class time is devoted to close reading of established and younger poets representing different poetic styles, and to close listening to the voices of poets reading from their own work. Most class time, however, is devoted to examination of student writing, with the goal of helping students find their own music and voice within the poem. This course is open to poets at all levels, but beginners are especially welcome.

  • Programs:
  • Format: Online
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 1119 - NWRW 3205 A
  • Johnson, John
Jun 01 - Aug 02
Summer 2020
CRN 1119
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