Free course

Form and uses of language

Free statement of participation on completion

In this free course, Form and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. In the first section we briefly discuss the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon before examining both his poetry and his prose. Through this we will see how Sassoon conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this we discuss more generally how different meanings can be conveyed using prose and poetic language.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how language can be used for different purposes
  • understand the importance of form and word choice when addressing different audiences.