Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify and discuss key concepts and techniques central to the reading and writing of poems
  2. apply knowledge of poetry and poetics to the completion of a series of poetry writing and analysis exercises
  3. produce a series of poems, of differing lengths, that demonstrate appropriate application of key concepts
  4. critically appraise work-in-progress by peers and synthesise and reflect on constructive criticism of their own work.
    • Introduction
    • Poetry and Poetics
    • Forms
    • Structure
    • Tropes
    • Devices
    • Persona and voice
    • Critical and creative analysis
    • Poetry and imagination
    • The poetry workshop
    • Reflexive practice
    • Performing poetry
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

An intermediate subject on the theory and practice of writing poetry. An appreciation of language through textual consideration and the practice of creative writing, including drafting and editing.

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  • Poem 1 (20%)
  • Poem 2 and Reflection (35%)
  • Poem 3 (45%)

Textbook information is pending.

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