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There are 9 lessons in this course:

1.         Introduction

•        Nature and scope of poetry

•        Brief description of the many different types of poetry

•        Poetic devices (Rhyme, Assonance, Alliteration, Personification,

         Onomatopoeia, Imagery, Symbolism, Similie, Metaphor)

•        Styles that tell a story (Monody, Ballad, Epitaph)

•        Classic styles (Sonnet, Ode, Haiku)

•        Monorhyme

•        Trick poems (Limerick, Tonge Twister, Shape Poem, Palindrome)

•        Styles classified according to arrangement of lines (Quatrain Style,

         Pantoum, Free Verse, Villanelle, Clerihew, Damante, Acrostic Style)

•        Keeping a notebook

•        Editing

•        Terminology

 

2.         The Work of Other Poets

•        Shakespeare

•        Kendall

•        Batejeman

•        Angelou

•        Shelley

•        Dickinson

•        Edgar Allen Poe

 

3.         Encouraging your creativity.

•        Exploring creativity

•        Understanding your own creativity

 

4.         Developing different styles of poetry A (Some Classic Styles)

•        Ode

•        Sonnet

•        Italian Sonnet

•        Haiku

•        Writing Haiku

 

5.         Developing different styles of poetry B (Following the Rules)

•        Quatrain

•        Pantoum

•        Acrostic

•        21st Century Visual Poetry

 

6.         Developing different styles of poetry C (Poetry for Story Telling)

•        Developing a story in poetry

•        Planning a story

•        Developing your voice

•        Ambience

•        Ending a story

•        Epitaph style

•        Monody

 

7.         Developing different styles of poetry D (Styles for Fun and Trickery)

•        Funny poems

•        Tongue twisters

•        Limericks

 

8.         Getting your work published (how and where)

•        Creative writing resources

•        Other industry resources

•        How and where to get published

•        Self publishing

•        Vanity publishing

 

9.       The next phase (how to continue to improve)

 

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

 


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