Introduction of 14th century poetry and its socio political context. Introduction of Chaucer as Father of English poetry, his life and works. Introduction of Prologue to Canterbury, discusses how it mirrors 14th century.Thematic and stylistic analysis of his poetry. Discussion on art of characterization, humor and purpose in writing Canterbury tales. Reading of Textual lines and characters Knight, squire, yeman etc. Chaucer attitude towards church reading character s of prioress, Monk, Friar, Parson etc with class representation Chaucer modern poet. His attitude towards women. Reading of characters Prioress, wife of Bath etc.Themes of moral, spiritual , social, cultural and religious degradation reading of all other characters. Chaucer as a humanist writer, his art of narration in Knights tale.Thematic and Stylistic analysis of symbols, imagery and diction/ reading of Knights tale Chaucer‘s idea on chivalry, and romance . complete text of Knights Tale Introduction of Edmund Spencer. Socio- political context of his poetry. Thematic analysis of his poetry with reference reformation, Renaissance and Medieval Allegory. Introduction of Faerie queen and its context. Discussion on Spencer use of language, Spenserian stanza, lyricism. Reading of text of Faerie Queen Faerie queen moral and spiritual allegory beside just children book. Complete first Canto. Thematic and stylistic analysis of Epithalamion . Reading of textual lines.Thematic and stylistic analysis of Epithalamion with respect to rich imagery, and symbolism Reading of textual lines. Discuss Spenser as Poet of poets with reference to selected works in your course.
Course Learning Outcomes
• To develop understanding of Socio Political background of development of English Poetry
• To develop comprehension of English poetry and its types from 14th to 18th century
• To analyze poetic works of Chaucer, Spencer and Milton
• To differentiate poetical theme and stylistic devices
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