Maricopa Community Colleges  ENH214   19946-99999 

Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 5-24-1994

ENH214  1994 Fall – 1995 Summer II

LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad

Poetry Study

Involves reading, discussing, and analyzing poetry of various forms and from selected periods.

Prerequisites: None.

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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:


ENH214  1994 Fall – 1995 Summer II

Poetry Study



Define and use literary terminology in the analysis of poetry. (I)


Identify and describe the methodology of various schools of literary criticism. (II)


Analyze selected poetry from a variety of cultural traditions. (III)

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MCCCD Official Course Outline:


ENH214  1994 Fall – 1995 Summer II

Poetry Study


I. Literary Terminology

A. Theme

B. Plot

C. Setting

D. Character and characterization techniques

E. Style, language, and imagery

1. Metaphor

2. Simile

F. Structure

1. Stanza

2. Line

3. Meter

4. Rhyme

G. Genre

1. Poetry

2. Short story

3. Novel

4. Drama

II. Schools of Literary Criticism

A. Psychoanalytic

B. Biographical

C. Historical

D. Sociopolitical

1. Ethnic

2. Feminist

3. Marxist

E. Structuralist

F. Reader-response

III. Poetry Selections

A. English

B. American

C. European

D. African

E. Native American

F. Asian


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