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2022-2023 College Catalog 
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WRT 125 - Beginning Poetry Writing

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

Poetry for beginners. Includes beginning poetry writing techniques, beginning evaluation and critical response to poems, and beginning original writing.

Information: May be taken three times for a maximum of nine credit hours. If this course is repeated, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

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. Beginning  Poetry Writing Techniques
    1. Devices of sound
    2. Imagery and metaphor
    3. Rhythm and the poetic line
    4. Diction, tone, and voice
  2. Beginning 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. Beginning Original Writing
    1. Brainstorming and generating ideas
    2. Completing class exercises
    3. Writing of at least eight original poems
    4. Editing and revising

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