Back close

Course Detail

Course Name English Poetry: Modern
Course Code 18ELL302
Program B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature
Semester V
Credits 4
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG)
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Coimbatore

Syllabus

Course Outline

Unit 1

Introduction to modern English poetry W.B.Yeats,”Easter 1916″ [Detailed].
“A Prayer for My Daughter” [Non-Detailed]. 
Siegfried Sassoon, “A Subaltern” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 2

T.S.Eliot.“Marina”, “The Journey of the Magi” [Detailed]. 
Peter Porter “A Consumer’s Report” [Non-Detailed]. 
W.H.Auden”The Unknown Citizen” [Detailed].

Unit 3

Stephen Spender,”TheExpress” [Non-Detailed].
The Pylons” [Detailed]. 
Robert Lowell “Skunk Hour” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 4

D H Lawrence “Snake” [Detailed].
EE Cummings: “Anyone Lived in a Pretty Howtown” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

R S Thomas,”Evans” [Detailed]. 
“lagoPrytherch” [Non-Detailed]. 
Ted Hughes “The Jaguar” [Detailed].
“The Thought-Fox” [Non-Detailed].

Objectives

To introduce the learners to the trends and movements in modem poetry;to create critical awareness about modem literature in general and modem poetry in particular; to inspire the students to read and write poetry.

Core Reading

  1. Thomas,CT(ed.) Twentieth Century Verse. An Anglo-American Anthology.New Delhi: MacMillan,1979.
  2. Board of Editors.Poetry Down the Ages.Hyderabad:Orient BlackSwan, 2010 (Online Sources)

References

  1. Rosenthal,M.L.The Modem Poets.New York:OUP,1961.
  2. Beach,J.W.TheMaking of the Auden Canon. Minneapolis:Universityof Mannesota Press, 1957.
  3. Blair, John G. The Poetic Art of WH. Auden. Princeton: Princeton University Press,1973.

DISCLAIMER: The appearance of external links on this web site does not constitute endorsement by the School of Biotechnology/Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this web site.

Admissions Apply Now