CU UG English (HONS) Core Course Poems Analyzed (2018 onwards)

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CU UG English (HONS) Core Course Poems Analyzed

Indian Writing in English (CC3)

  1. Henry Louis Vivian Derozio – ‘To India, My Native Land’
  2. Toru Dutt – ‘Our Casuarina Tree’
  3. Kamala Das – ‘Introduction’
  4. A.K. Ramanujan – ‘River’
  5. Nissim Ezekiel – ‘Enterprise’
  6. Jayanta Mahapatra – ‘Dawn at Puri’

British Poetry: 14th–17th Century (CC4)

  1. Geoffrey Chaucer – ‘Wife of Bath’s Prologue’ (still analyzing)
  2. Edmund Spenser – ‘One Day I Wrote Her Name’
  3. William Shakespeare – Sonnet 18
  4. William Shakespeare – Sonnet 130
  5. John Donne – ‘The Good Morrow’
  6. Andrew Marvell – ‘To His Coy Mistress’

American Literature (CC5)

  1. Robert Frost – ‘After Apple Picking’
  2. Walt Whitman – ‘O Captain, My Captain’
  3. Sylvia Plath – ‘Daddy’
  4. Langston Hughes – ‘Harlem to be Answered’
  5. Edgar Allan Poe – ‘To Helen’

18th Century British Literature (CC8)

  1. Samuel Johnson – ‘London’ (still analyzing)
  2. Thomas Gray – ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’

British Romantic Literature (CC9)

  1. William Blake – ‘The Lamb’
  2. William Blake – ‘The Tyger’
  3. William Wordsworth – ‘Tintern Abbey’
  4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – ‘Kubla Khan’
  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘Ode to the West Wind’
  6. Percy Bysshe Shelley – ‘To a Skylark’
  7. John Keats – ‘Ode to a Nightingale’
  8. John Keats – ‘Ode to Autumn’

19th Century British Literature (CC10)

  1. Lord Tennyson – ‘Ulysses’
  2. Robert Browning – ‘My Last Duchess’
  3. Christina Rossetti – ‘The Goblin Market’
  4. Matthew Arnold – ‘Dover Beach’

Women’s Writings (CC11)

  1. Emily Dickinson – ‘I cannot live with you’
  2. Elizabeth Barrett Browning – ‘How do I love thee’
  3. Eunice De Souza – ‘Advice to Women’ (still analyzing)

Early 20th Century British Literature (CC12)

  1. T.S. Eliot – ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’
  2. T.S. Eliot – ‘Preludes’
  3. W.B. Yeats – ‘The Second Coming’
  4. W.B. Yeats – ‘No Second Troy’
  5. Wilfred Owen – ‘Spring Offensive’ (still analyzing)

Postcolonial Literature (CC14)

  1. Pablo Neruda – ‘Tonight I Can Write’
  2. Derek Walcott – ‘A Far Cry from Africa’
  3. David Malouf – ‘Revolving Days’
  4. Mamang Dai – ‘The Voice of the Mountain’ (still analyzing)

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