ELIT 11: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY• Spring, 2013/ Ken Weisner• M, T, W, Th 12:30-1:20 in SEM 2• #00608 ELIT 011.01 (Honors option: #42381 ELIT 11-01H)• Office: Forum 2C• Office Hours, Spring, 2013: Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30- 2:30, Tuesday/Thursday 3:45-4:45• Office Phone: (408) 864-5797• E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or: email@example.com• Website: http://faculty.deanza.fhda.edu/weisnerken/
GREEN SHEET http://faculty.deanza.edu/weisnerken/You can download and print the green sheet at this address. Please do so.Grades: 90% = A, 80% = B, 70% = C, 60% = D [possible 1000 points]Reader’s notebook (20 X 15 points each): 300Memorizing/ presenting a poem: 100Midterm: 200Final: 200Class participation and attendance: 200 1000Grading ScaleA= 920-1000 A- =900-919 B+ =880-899B= 820-879 B- =800-819 C+ =780-799C= 700-779 D =600-699 F =0-599
TEXTS & SUPPLIES:• 1. Gioia, D, and Kennedy, X.J., An Introduction toPoetry, 13th Edition.• 2. Instructor will provide you with a course readerof collated handouts.• 3. A notebook used for this course only.• 4. Red Wheelbarrow Magazine, 2012 NationalEdition
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WHAT IS POETRY?Poetry uses words to express thoughts and feelings. It can be found in just about every culture on earth. It differs from prose in several ways. Poems: look different sound different often use figurative languageThere are many different kinds of poetry. Today, we are going to look at just one. The Haiku.
WHAT IS HAIKU?• It is a traditional form of Japanese poetry• It describes nature, every day life, or the human condition• It is based on personal reflection• Its value is in sudden discovery or revelation http://www.flickr.com/photos/ionushi/434663959/ Attribution, Non Commercial, No Derivatives
WRITING HAIKU: FORM• A Haiku traditionally has three lines with seventeen syllables: • Five --Three • Seven --Five • Five --Three• This form is strict in Japanese• Sometimes it varies in other languages or in translation. This is true in English. You may use fewer syllables.
WRITING HAIKU: STRUCTURE AND LANGUAGE• A haiku consists of two parts: The description and the reflection.• Each part depends on the other for meaning.• In Japanese Haiku, the break is marked by a “cutting word.” In English, the break is often marked by punctuation (e.g. colon, long dash, ellipsis)• A haiku usually includes a kigo, a word that indicates a season. This does not have to be a traditional season like fall or winter. It could be baseball season or voting time; the reader just has to be able to determine when the event takes place.
Traditional Japanese HaikuThe moment two bubbles }are united, they both vanish. DescriptionA lotus blooms. } Reflection -Kijo Murakami (1865-1938)
OLD POND . . . • Billboards . . . • the nail box: A FROG LEAPS IN wet every nail in spring WATERS SOUND is bent rain . . . MATSUO BASHÔ (1644-1694) • Ozaki Eric W. Amann Hôsai(1885-1926)Sign says "no parking"; pausingit wasnt there yesterday; halfway up the stair--my favorite spot. white chrysanthemums Paul Brown Elizabeth Searle Lamb
IN PAIRS, IN GROUPS, OR ALONE GIVE WRITING A HAIKU A TRY
HOMEWORK HOMEWORK• Download and print the syllabus• Buy your materials: • 1. Gioia, D, and Kennedy, X.J., An Introduction to Poetry, 13th Edition. • 3. A notebook used for this course only. • 4. Red Wheelbarrow Magazine, 2012 National Edition• Come to class Tuesday to hear Dr. Weisner’s explanation of the course!