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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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  with a C or better.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets - CTE - A&H.

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