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Writing 1: Poetry Course - Distance

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Comments about Writing 1: Poetry Course - Online

  • Objectives
    The course aims to develop a flexible and informed use of language; increase appreciation and understanding of the genre; explore different ways of looking at poems; develop a critical vocabulary and understanding of poetic techniques and traditions.
  • Academic Title
    Writing 1: Poetry
  • Course description
    This course explains and illustrates the essential elements of the art of poetry. It helps you to think about poetry and what it can do and it will help you to write better poems. The course is firmly structured but leaves you free to be creative as you write poems on a wide range of subjects and practise different styles and techniques. You will also develop a vocabulary for analysing and evaluating poems, study the work of other poets and keep a learning log as a source of ideas and a record of your thoughts.

        - Building poems from observational notes
        - Writing poems on a range of subjects and in various styles
        - Learning the value of redrafting
        - Developing an understanding of style and vocabulary
        - Exploring powerful themes and issues
        - Learning how to present manuscripts
        - Extending knowledge and appreciation of other poets.

    Postal tuition

    You are allocated a tutor and receive their details in your course pack. You work from the course materials and send regular assignments to your tutor. These are returned to you with comment and advice. The course fee includes tutor feedback on your set assignments, but you can purchase feedback and comment on additional pieces of work if you wish.

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