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English Poetry: Modern
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'English Poetry: Modern' is a course offered in Fifth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To introduce the learners to the trends and movements in modem poetry;to create critical awareness about modem literature in general and modem poetry in particular; to inspire the students to read and write poetry.

Unit 1

Introduction to modern English poetry W.B.Yeats,"Easter 1916" [Detailed].
"A Prayer for My Daughter" [Non-Detailed]. 
Siegfried Sassoon, “A Subaltern” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 2

T.S.Eliot.“Marina", “The Journey of the Magi” [Detailed]. 
Peter Porter “A Consumer’s Report” [Non-Detailed]. 
W.H.Auden"The Unknown Citizen" [Detailed].

Unit 3

Stephen Spender,"TheExpress" [Non-Detailed].
The Pylons" [Detailed]. 
Robert Lowell “Skunk Hour” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 4

D H Lawrence “Snake” [Detailed].
EE Cummings: “Anyone Lived in a Pretty Howtown” [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

R S Thomas,"Evans" [Detailed]. 
"lagoPrytherch" [Non-Detailed]. 
Ted Hughes “The Jaguar” [Detailed].
“The Thought-Fox” [Non-Detailed].

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  2. Board of Editors.Poetry Down the Ages.Hyderabad:Orient BlackSwan, 2010 (Online Sources)
  1. Rosenthal,M.L.The Modem Poets.New York:OUP,1961.
  2. Beach,J.W.TheMaking of the Auden Canon. Minneapolis:Universityof Mannesota Press, 1957.
  3. Blair, John G. The Poetic Art of WH. Auden. Princeton: Princeton University Press,1973.