Russian Lyric Poetry (MLR2016)

15 credits

The nineteenth century is known as the Golden Age of Russian poetry, and this module is designed to introduce you to a selection of short lyric poems by three major poets: Pushkin, Lermontov, and Tiutchev. You will be able to explore the original Russian texts (accompanied by English translations) and, through close reading, you will gain an appreciation of how the poems use features such as rhyme, meter, and sound patterning to achieve their effects. Reading poetry will also help you gain confidence in your language skills, as it will add to your knowledge of vocabulary, and also bring benefits in your pronunciation and correct use of stress.