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WRT 205 - Introduction to Poetry Writing

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Writing contemporary poetry. Includes poetry writing techniques, evaluation and critical response to poems, and original writing.

Prerequisite(s): WRT 102  
Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credit hours.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets - CTE - A&H.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe purpose, function, and effects of poetry writing techniques
  2. Evaluate and critically respond to poetry.
  3. Apply poetry writing techniques to original writing.
  4. Demonstrate digital literacy through reading poetry texts online, creating web/blog posts, or analyzing material in an online literary magazine/journal.

  1. Poetry Writing Techniques
    1. Devices of sound
    2. Imagery and metaphor
    3. Rhythm and the poetic line
    4. Diction, tone, and voice
  2. Evaluation and Critical Response to Poems
    1. Defining elements of a poem
    2. Applying poetic terms to analysis
    3. Critiquing others’ writing
    4. Crafting essays on works of professional poets
  3. Original Writing
    1. Brainstorming and generating ideas
    2. Writing poems in various formats
    3. Writing of at least eight original poems
    4. Editing and revising

Effective Term:
Fall 2012