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New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering    
  Jan 17, 2018
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EN-UY 2114/W Machines Made of Words I: Poetry as Design

4 Credits
Following (and challenging) William Carlos Williams’ definition of a poem as “a machine made of words,” this course examines how poems are made. The course explores questions of invention and innovation in poetic form and how “form” and “content” interact in a wide range of poetry-from the earliest English ballads to contemporary work. Students write five critical essays.

Prerequisite(s): Completion of first year writing requirements.
Note: Satisfies a humanities and social sciences elective.

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