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This poetry course is created for the lover of poetry who wants to learn how to appreciate the art even more. It is also for student poets who want to improve their craft. This course is thorough in teaching all students everything they need to know about reading, interpreting, and writing poetry. This course is a must-take for any budding poet out there who wants to hone their skills and learn to write high quality, great poetry that others will appreciate.
Through various assignments and essays, each student will learn to do the following:
- Determine and understand the meanings of poems.
- Recognize and utilize the devices used in writing poetry.
- Understand the theory and history of poetry to strengthen their skills and appreciation.
- Write different types of poetry.
- Become a skilled, knowledgeable poet or lover of the art.
- Identify different types of poetry.
- Create a chapbook suitable for publication.
- And much more.
Poetry is a verbal art form that requires both understanding and appreciation to master. Simply reading a few poems and having their meanings explained to you is not nearly enough to fully appreciate poetry – or to become a great poet. That is why this course will provide each student with a great deal of lessons, explanations, essays and assignments to deepen understanding and apply what has been learned.
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To be a great poet, you have to think like a great poet. There are reasons why Frost is so well known and why his poetry will be studied for generations to come, just as there are reasons why some poets that are around today will never be forgotten because they'll never be known.
Great poetry is not the ability to string together flowery phrases or to say something so non-sensical that it sounds poetic and intelligent only to the ignorant. Great poetry can be understood by anyone who reads it. And writing great poetry means having the ability to write about the ordinary in a way that's never been stated before. Poetry is a beautiful art, and it's an art that you're going to learn about in-depth throughout every lesson in this course.
Poetry is an art form that is older than literature itself and dates back to ancient times. It is used as a form of communication, a way to tell a story, and a way to express emotion. Throughout this course, you're going to learn how poetry is used to achieve all of these things by studying its form, devices, and by reading the poems of some of the greatest poets of all times. You'll learn to recognize the elements of poetry, which will help you to understand and write it.
However, it's important to start out by discussing what poetry is not. There's a common misconception, especially since the boom of the Internet, that poetry is a form of self expression that is void of any rules or form. While it's true that a poem can be a very beautiful means of expression, it is not true that there isn't any form or rules to it. There are devices and techniques that set poetry apart from other forms of literature, and it's applying those techniques to your own writing that will determine your potential as a poet.
By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and demonstrate irony and tone.
- Identify and demonstrate denotation and connotation.
- Describe literal and figurative meanings.
- Define poetic devices A-Z.
- Describe rhyme and meter.
- Describe symbolism and archetypes.
- Describe cultural concepts.
- Summarize parody and translation.
- Describe and demonstrate free verse and blank verse.
- Describe sounds and meaning.
- Define types of poetry and verse, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1: IntroductionPoetry is a beautiful art, and it's an art that you're going to learn about in-depth throughout every lesson in this course.
Lesson 2: Irony and ToneThe biggest mistake that you can make as a poet is to believe that a poem's purpose is to show emotion or convey a thought.
Lesson 3: Denotation and ConnotationDenotation and connotation are two terms that are very important in poetry, especially when you're writing it, because they can determine the meaning of your words and help to set the tone of the poem.
Lesson 4: Literal and Figurative MeaningsLiteral and figurate languages are often used in poetry to give it meaning and, oftentimes, a second meaning.
Lesson 5: Poetic Devices A-IPoets achieve their art by using poetic devices. These poetic devices allow poets to create tone, connotation, figurative language, and the list goes on.
Lesson 6: Poetic Devices J-ZIn this lesson, we're going to cover more of the poetic devices listed in Lesson 4.
Lesson 7: Rhyme and MeterRhyme is a poetic device that is defined as the repetition of two similar sounds in two or more different words.
Lesson 8: Symbolism and ArchetypesSymbolism in poetry is defined as a way to write about or show something that is already tangible, but to show it in a new light.
Lesson 9: Cultural ConceptsIn this lesson, we're going to discuss the cultural influences of some poetry, as well as learn the forms that are associated with different cultures.
Lesson 10: Parody and TranslationParody is the imitation of another body work, either by another writer or of another style. It relies on deliberate exaggeration to achieve a satirical, comical effect.
Lesson 11: Free Verse and Blank VerseLet's chase away that belief if it exists. Although free verse and blank verse both contain non-rhyming verse, there is a difference as you'll learn in this lesson.
Lesson 12: Sounds and MeaningThere are two basic effects that should be achieved in any poem. Those two effects are sound and meaning.
Lesson 13: Types of Poetry and VerseIn this lesson, we're going to list the different types of poetry such as a haiku or a sonnet.
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