Poetry Writing I

Course Description

An introductory level poetry workshop. Students will compose their own original poems and study the basics of the craft of poetry along with a general historical overview of the history of poetry and its developments. This course is designed to give students a basis for future personal creative work.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe various forms of poetry.
  • Analyze formal elements of poems.
  • Apply processes of poetic invention and revision in their own creative work.
  • Critique formal aspects of poetry in their own poems.
  • Critique the creative work of their peers.
  • Reflect critically on their own work and writing strategies in order to apply them to future personal creative work.

Requirements

Produce at least one original poem per week. Peer critique of other students’ work. A short paper, either analyzing or critiquing a poem, or describing and analyzing their own theory of poetry.

Prerequisites

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