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Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


This course on Poetry introduces students to various forms of poetry like tale, ballad, sonnet, lyric, epic, mock epic, satire, elegy, ode, dramatic monologue, free verse, etc., primarily from British poetry historically, also including a few poets from the US and India, with a view to cultivating an imaginative leap through empathy and effective communication in students. Students will learn about different poetic techniques and linguistic devices used by poets to communicate their feelings and thoughts exactly and creatively.INTENDED AUDIENCE :College students and general audience who are interested in poetry reading and writingPREREQUISITES :NoneINDUSTRIES SUPPORT :Multinational companies which emphasize creativity, imagination, empathy, and concise writing will recognize this course


Week 1: Introduction and ChaucerWeek 2: Elizabethan PoetryWeek 3: Metaphysical poetryWeek 4: Neo-classical and Pre-Romantic PoetryWeek 5: Romantic PoetryWeek 6: Victorian PoetryWeek 7: Modern PoetryWeek 8: American PoetryWeek 9: Feminist PoetryWeek 10: Contemporary British PoetryWeek 11: Indian PoetryWeek 12: Panel Discussion and Conclusion

Taught by

Prof. S P Dhanavel

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