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What is poetry?

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What is poetry?
Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the techniques behind both the traditional forms of poetry and free verse. You will learn how you can use your own experiences to develop ideas and how to harness your imagination.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the common techniques underlying free verse and traditional forms of poetry
  • identify personal experiences that can be used when writing poems
  • understand the basic terminology and practical elements of poetry.

First Published: 09/08/2012

Updated: 18/06/2019

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