Free course

Approaching poetry

Free statement of participation on completion

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.

Course learning outcomes

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.