COML 1134

COML 1134

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Poems are puzzles, and in this class you'll figure them out by writing about them.  You'll learn how to answer the key question "What is this poem about?" and how to explain your conclusions to other readers. The language of poetry may be distinguished from everyday language, but the skills needed for understanding and writing about poetry are broadly useful, for academic and for more practical purposes.  Readings include poems by Emily Dickinson, Robert Louis Stevenson, A. E. Housman, Robert Frost, Alexander Pushkin, Mikhail Lermontov, and others (all reading is in English).

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18160 COML 1134   SEM 101

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at