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January 11, 2011

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Department
English
Course
ENGB04H3
Professor
Kortenaar
Semester
Winter

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ENGB04 Critical Thinking about Poetry Neil ten Kortenaar Jan 11, 2011 Lecture notes No right justification How do we know its a poem? Internal logic distinct from size of pagefont Poems have Lines, distinct from sentences Poem? (not a series of dotjots) Syntax [grammatical sentences] Has lines + sentences Line depends on Breath Rhythm [a regular number of beats] Looks of a poem determines How it sounds Prose Sentences Ordered in paragraphs Meaning determines form Poetry Sentences + lines Ordered in stanzas How something is said is part of meaning Poetry draws attention to words as words Sound of words Rhythm Rhyme Repetition Appearance of words Regular line lengths Pattern + order Lyric poetry Expression of emotionunderstanding Usually captures momentstate of being Short Beautiful Personal [Speaker: Voice + Tone] Private [Speaker: Voice + Tone] Other kinds of poetry Narrative [tells story] Satire Ode [praise] How to read Aloud Twice [determine subject, appreciate fitting of lines] Excessive repetition of same words Song lyrics not poetry No syntactical logicargument No changedevelopment No tension between meaning + form Beats fall on insignificant words Syllables drawn out over several beats
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