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Undergraduate | GRF-CWR210 | 2024

Writing Poetry

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Explore the broad church of writing styles that make up the poetic form. Get swept up by sonnets, free verse, rhyming couplets and narrative prose poems. Analyse the role of language and expression. Find out about the poetry publishing industry.

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Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
4 Nov 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks

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Writing Poetry

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. recognise and critically examine a wide range of poetry styles and forms
    2. realise and be able to articulate poetry's role in both contemporary society and in daily language needs
    3. create a range of poems from a variety of poetic traditions.
    4. develop an individualised aesthetic and poetic style.
    5. display a critical understanding of poetry in terms of meaning and method and poetic devices
    6. advance creativity in language and expression
    7. know about the poetry publishing commsubjecty
    8. apply critical and imaginative responses to a wide-reading of poetry to your own work
    9. demonstrate an understanding of craft and editing skills
    10. identify and apply theoretical and practical knowledge of reading and writing poetry to own work.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Communication

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