[ENAM 0312]
Modern Poetry

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Professor: Parini J

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Evaluation Comments for Parini J

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  2. I could enter this class not expecting much, feeling tired and bogged down, and leave with something substantial. I came alive in this class because the content and presentation was so interesting. Parini allows poetry to be simultaneously complex and accessible. I would recommend this class and its professor to anyone.
  3. I love poetry, which may be a big part of why I loved the class. It really wasn't too hard or a lot of work - homework was to read poetry, classes consisted of talking about the poetry we read (also a couple papers, but nothing huge). Parini is a wonderful professor - great sense of humor, and great insight into poetry. It would have been nice if the class was smaller, for more discussion. Overall it was a really great class.
  4. Parini is quite a character and very, very funny. His stories are great and he's fun to listen to, but this class is not the upper-level course its "312" might make it seem to be. No more than a passing interest in poetry is necessary to take this class. Parini is an absurdly easy grader who looks more for passion and effort than for actual scholarly accomplishment. You'll learn more about the poets' personal lives and Parini's own college years than you will about the actual details of the poems assigned as reading--most of which will probably not even be addressed in class.

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