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1. To help students master a basic critical vocabulary for the analysis of poetry, acquainting students with resources for the study of poetry which are also likely to promote their critically-informed reading of literature more generally.
2. To encourage students to engage fully with textual and linguistic complexity.
3. To empower students as readers of poetry and to build confidence in their interpretive abilities, whilst engendering a love for poetry and its expressive possibilities.
4. To acquaint students with key poems and forms in the history of poetry.
5. To help students to understand how poems function on their own terms, and in relation to the social, material, and ideological systems of which they are a part.
6. To develop students' capacities to write effectively and fluently on poetry.
Each week, we will attend to a particular aspect of poetic analysis (eg, sound, meaning and pattern; denotation and connotation; rhythm and meter; figurative language, etc), integrating it with aspects already covered and gradually building a fully-equipped poetry-reading toolkit.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Individual and group-work contribution by the student (either online or face to face) + a series of formative writing exercises||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Journal: A weekly commonplace book in response to prompts provided by the module co-ordinator.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Essay: Essay (length: 2,000 - 2,500 words)||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
- Regular individual feedback on continuous-assessment written exercises throughout the semester. as well as in-class large-group feedback on this work. - regular individual and group oral feedback on ideas developed during seminar discussion. - Individual formal written feedback on the mid-semester assignment (after week 7) and on the end-of-semester essay (after the assessment period for the semester concerned). - All students are strongly encouraged to attend one-to-one oral feedback meetings on both their mid-semester assessment and end-of semester essay.
|Professor Danielle Clarke||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Catríona Clutterbuck||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Ciarán Leinster||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Danielle Clarke||Tutor|
|Dr Catherine Kilcoyne||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 09:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 2||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Wed 09:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 3||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 09:00 - 10:50|
|Lecture||Offering 4||Week(s) - 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Thurs 09:00 - 10:50|