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Forms of Verse in British and American Poetry:

How Many Ways?

OLLI Study Group OLLI Study Group
This course offers a brief introduction to the way poets have used rhythm and meter to express thought and feeling over the centuries. We’ll explore the connection between form and expression through the whole history of poetry in English, from Langland and Chaucer to Bishop and Heaney.

Readings will be drawn from a short anthology of favorite passages and poems the instructor will provide. Participants will read and hear examples of different verse forms: songs. sonnets, couplets, alliterative verse, blank verse, free verse, really free verse, and poems in unusual meters and stanzas. We will study how poetry works as narrative, as a vehicle for experience, and as self-expression.

Instructor James H. McIntosh is Professor Emeritus of English and American Culture at U-M. This study group for those 50 and over will meet Fridays, 10-12, from October 5 – November 16.
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When and Where

Genesis of Ann Arbor, 2309 Packard Street

October 2018

10:00am - 12:00pm

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