Delights To Move Your Mind and Heart: Best-Loved Poems

 ALL1307-C     First 6 Weeks       Mondays 10:30-11:50     Start Date 11-Sept
Grossman 106     Limit 25

We will read a variety of great poems from the United Kingdom and the United States gathered in one slim but ample volume. These memorable ballads, lyric poems, odes, sonnets, etc., vividly explore and express the complex interplay of human thought and feeling. Those new to poetry and long-time readers alike will find here timeless verse for reflection, pleasure, and good conversation. Please note that this course is not a writing course.

Text: Philip Smith, ed., “100 Best-Loved Poems” (Dover Thrift Editions)
ISBN-13: 978-0-486-28553-5
ISBN-10: 0-486-28553-7

Assignment for 1st Class

1. Christopher Marlowe, “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love” (page 5 )
2. E.E. Cummings, “anyone lived in a pretty how town” (page 91)

Coordinator:  Joseph Auciello   

Joseph, an unrepentant lover of literature, is a retired English and social studies teacher and department chair in public and private schools. He is a former member of a local school committee and a former member of the board of directors for the Cape Cod Collaborative. He has written widely on literature, education, and national and international politics. He looks forward to the meaningful depth of discussion this class will make possible.