Poetry Primer - Survey of Poetic Writing Styles and Projects

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  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
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Course Description

Course Overview:

This is a fun and practical creative writing course designed to get YOU excited about creating your own poetry!

Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills will be covered to help you discover, perfect, and share your own unique writer's voice.

While review quizzes over major concepts are provided along the way, the true measure of progress will be in the authentic writing projects that you will complete as you progress toward your goal of becoming a successful and confident poet!

The Course Includes:

  • 47 video lectures organized into 11 easy to understand lessons/subject areas

    • Each lesson is broken down into multiple video lectures that include:

      • A quick writing assignment aligned with the day's goals

      • A lesson covering an area of course content

      • A practical application project to get you using your new skill

  • 8 online review quizzes presented throughout the course

    • Quizzes are designed to reinforce the major concepts discussed in the class

  • 50 graphics, notes, templates, assignments, or outside resources to further your knowledge base

    • Supplemental materials are provided for every lesson

  • Over 3 hours of video lessons

Course Goals:

Through taking this course, you will develop and perfect your personal writer's voice as you learn about:

  • The overall concept of poetry and how it has changed over time

  • The important literary terms that every poet needs to be able to understand and use

  • Various types of poetic meter and how they are used.

  • How to create a physical or digital portfolio of your poetry

  • Recording your poems for poetry podcasts

  • Projects which will allow you to create a minimum of 11 new original poems including:

    • "Where I’m From" Poem

    • Abstract Noun Poem

    • Using Another's Voice Poem

    • Narrative Poem

    • Satirical Poem

    • Traditional Poetic Forms of Japan

    • Odes

    • Sonnets

Expected Outcomes

  1. This is a fun and practical writing course designed to get you excited about creating your own poems in a variety of styles!
  2. The various poetic styles, writing concepts and terminology you need to write amazing poetry.
  3. A series of authentic writing projects designed to target the skills you need.
  4. Writing techniques, literary devices, and specialized skills.
  5. How to become a successful and confident writer!
  6. How to discover, perfect, and share your own writer's voice.