Lyric Poetry (Q3012)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

This module examines the development of lyric poetry in English over several centuries and studies its articulation of certain kinds of personal experience which might include such topics as love, friendship, war, travel and death. The module will enable you to: read widely in the anglophone poetic tradition; to recognise and to become familiar with a number of poetic forms, such as sonnet, ode, and sestina; to develop some understanding of poetic rhythm; to situate the development of lyric poetry within geographical and historical parameters; and to produce clear and concise critical and appreciative essays. 


100%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.