Major Poets

Black and white photo of a mural.

Lyric Poetry. Reproduction of a Mural by Henry Oliver Walker in the Library of Congress, 1899. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-101600 (b&w film copy neg.)])


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Fall 2001



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This subject follows a course of readings in lyric poetry in the English language, tracing the main lines of descent through literary periods from the Renaissance to the modern period and concentrating mostly on English rather than American examples.

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Alvin Kibel. 21L.004 Major Poets. Fall 2001. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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