Survey of English Poetry

High School

Instructor: Thomas Banks

Self-Paced Only

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All of the poetry we will read in this class is available online


2/14/22 - Pre-Registration for Current Families Begins

2/21/22 - Pre-Registration Ends

3/1/22 - Registration for New Families Begins

5/31/22 - Last Day to Request Full Refund (Minus Deposit)

6/1/22 - Full Tuition Due

6/1/22 - Payment Plan: 1st Payment Due

7/1/22 - Payment Plan: 2nd Payment Due

8/1/22 - Payment Plan: 3rd Payment Due

8/5/22 - Class Canvas Login Information Sent Out

8/12/22 - Last Day to Request 50% Refund (Minus Deposit)


The object of this class is to introduce the student to the best English poetry of five centuries, to the men and women who were its makers, and to the literary movements in which these works are located. There will be plentiful readings in the poetry of the Renaissance, Neoclassical, Romantic, Victorian and early Modern periods. We will discuss at length the basic vocabulary of English poetry, its forms and techniques, and the part it has played in cultural life over the space of many generations.

All of our classes are available as self-paced classes. The self-paced option allows a student to view the classes on their own time. The content of the course is exactly the same, but there are no writing assignments and no grades issued for the high school courses. The self-paced option gives a student access to the streaming videos of the course for a full year. The classes are not discussion based and focus rather on the art and skill of reading well, and in the high school classes, on the Intellectual Tradition of a work. Students from all over the world choose the self-paced option.


$660.00 total (including $95.00 non-refundable deposit)

All balances must be paid before classes begin.

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