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Approaching poetry

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Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course, Approaching poetry, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an awareness of the role analysis plays in informing appreciation and understanding of poetry
  • identify and discuss the main analytical concepts used in analysing poetry.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 20 hours
  • Updated Friday 5th February 2016
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under Literature
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Approaching poetry

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This course is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about rhythm, alliteration, rhyme, poetic inversion, voice and line lengths and endings. You will examine poems that do not rhyme and learn how to compare and contrast poetry.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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