Challenges in life, potentially life-altering for most of the time, happen because they give you a chance to discover more about yourself. Somehow, self-discovery depends on your knowledge of your own strengths and weaknesses and your ability to face adversities.
Across cultures, poetry, either epic or lyric poetry, is an effective medium to express one's identity. each culture has its own epic, narrative poem that shares a hero's adventure. Whether Lam-ang or Achilles, epic heroes go through a journey as a means of discovering their identity and determining their purposes in life. On the other hand, lyric poems reveal the thoughts and ideas of the poet or persona about his or her surroundings, experiences, and life reflections.
In this course, you will find out how characters or personas in Anglo-American poetry overcome challenges and improve their self-understanding. You will also develop into a critical reader with the ability to determine what constitutes a poem. hopefully, this will give you a chance to mirror with these characters and help you understand yourself better.