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I want the syllabus of B. A. English Language and Literature of University Of Kerala so can you please provide me?

Rajkumar Agarwal 02:31 PM 15th July 2017
I am providing you the syllabus of B. A. English Language and Literature of University Of Kerala

University Of Kerala B. A. English Language and Literature syllabus

Core Course I-READING POETRY: EN 1141

No. of credits: 4

No. of instructional hours: 6 per week (Total: 108 hrs)

1. To sensitize students to the language, forms and types of poetry.
2. To make them aware of the diverse poetic devices and strategies.
3. To help them read, analyse and appreciate poetry.
4. To enhance the level of literary and aesthetic experience and to help them respond creatively.


On completion of the course, the students should be able to
1. identify the various forms and types of poetry
2. explain the diverse poetic devices and strategies employed by poets.
3. read, analyse and appreciate poetry critically.
4. respond critically and creatively to the world around.


Module 1:
• Subjective and Objective Poetry
• Types of Poetry: Lyric, Ode, Sonnet, Elegy, Ballad, Epic, Mock Epic, Dramatic Monologue, Haiku.
• Stanza-couplet, tercet, terza rima, ottava rima, quatrain, spensarian stanza, rime royal.
• Poetic devices: alliteration, assonance, simile, metaphor, image, symbol, rhythm, rhyme.
• Meter: Heroic Couplet, Free Verse and Blank Verse.
Module 2:
Representative poetry from British literature.
Module 3:
Representative poetry from American, Irish, German, Russian, Australian and Indian literatures.
Module 4:
Practical criticism-intensive reading of poems at phonological, structural and semantic levels.
Critical analysis and appreciation of unseen poem.


Module 1:

Core reading: Chapter 1 from A Concise Companion to Literary Forms. Emerald, 2013.
1. Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms (Rev. ed.)
2. Hobsbaum, Philip. Metre, Rhyme and Verse Form. New Critical Idiom. Indian Reprint.Routledge, 2007.
Reading List
1. Wainwright, Jeffrey. The Basics: Poetry. Indian Reprint. Routledge, 2009.
2. Hudson, W.H.: An Introduction to the Study of English Literature (Chapter 3, The Study of Poetry)

Modules 2:
1. William Shakespeare - Sonnet 18 (Shall I compare Thee to a Summer’s Day)
2. John Donne-A Valediction Forbidding Mourning
3. Thomas Gray-Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Kubla Khan
5. Lord Byron-Darkness
6. Robert Browning-Porphyria’s Lover
7. Siegfried Sassoon-A Subaltern
8. T.S. Eliot-Macavity: The Mystery Cat
9. U. A. Fanthorpe-Not my Best Side

For complete syllabus here is the attachment


University of Kerala
Senate House Campus, Palayam, University of Kerala Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695034
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