Lyric Poetry (Q3012)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring 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 approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2023/24. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.