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EN1112 Introducing Poetry

Summer Reading List 2017-18

Course Tutors: Dr Will Montgomery

Over the Summer you will need to purchase a copy of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, ed. Ferguson, Slater and Stallworthy and to read widely within it. In particular, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the following poems and poets:

  • William Shakespeare, Sonnet 55, 'Not marble, nor gilded monuments'
  • John Milton, 'Lycidas'
  • Andrew Marvell, 'An Horatian Ode'
  • Alexander Pope, 'The Rape of the Lock'
  • William Wordsworth, 'Tintern Abbey'
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Frost at Midnight'
  • John Keats, 'Ode to a Nightingale'
  • Robert Browning, 'My Last Duchess'
  • Emily Dickinson, 'Because I could not stop for Death'
  • W. B. Yeats, 'Sailing to Byzantium'
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins, 'The Windhover'
  • Gertrude Stein, 'Stanzas in Meditation'
  • W. H. Auden, 'Musée des Beaux Arts'
  • William Carlos Williams, 'Pictures from Breughel'
  • Frank O'Hara, 'Why I am not a painter'

We also ask that you read Jeffrey Wrainwright, Poetry: The Basics (London: Routledge, 2012) and look up the poems and poets that he refers to in the Norton Anthology.



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