UCJANGBP33 Introduction to Poetry

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Diana Adamová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Michaela Weiss, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJANGBP33/A: Thu 16:25–17:10 M8, D. Adamová
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course introduces students to the basic aspects of poetry, its function and way of reading. They will learn to recognize individual poetic forms, types of verses and rhymes, poetic figures and the tropics and their influence on the overall impression of the poem. Attention will also be paid to the concept of time and poetry speakers. All theoretical knowledge will be applied to specific texts in the field of Anglo-American poetry.
Learning outcomes
The student is able to define and recognize basic poetic forms, genres and terminology.
  • 1. Introduction to the course
  • 2. What is Poetry?
  • 3. Sounds in poetry
  • 4. Timing and time in poetry
  • 5. Rhyme and Rhythm
  • 6. Free verse
  • 7. Who is speaking?
  • 8. Poetic forms 1
  • 9. Poetic forms 2
  • 10. Images and Symbols 1
  • 11. Images and Symbols 2
  • 12. Use of poetry
  • 13. Summary
    recommended literature
  • BENNETT, Andrew and Nicholas ROYLE. An introduction to literature, criticism and theory. Fifth edition. New York: Routledge, 2016. ISBN 978-1-138-11903-1. info
  • BURGESS, Anthony. English literature: a survey for students. New ed. London: Longman, 1974. ISBN 978-0-582-55224-1. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
essay / presentation written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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