Course Number: 126b
A study of the diversity and the continuity of the English literary tradition through close reading of the work of its major poets. Emphasis on developing skills of interpretation and critical writing. In the fall term, Chaucer, Spenser, and a Renaissance lyric poet. In the spring term, Milton, Pope, Wordsworth, and a modern poet.
Students who wish to take a spring term introductory course must pre-register at the English department web site (english.yale.edu) in December 2011.