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

WRT 215 - Advanced Poetry Writing

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

Advanced poetry writing workshop. Includes continued focus on techniques of writing, evaluation and critical responses to poetry, and original writing. Also includes more intensive study of contemporary poets and poetry.

Prerequisite(s): WRT 125  or WRT 205  .
Information: Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course. May be taken four times for a maximum of twelve 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 poetry writing techniques and their effects.
  2. Evaluate and critically respond to poetry written by peers.
  3. Apply techniques to original writing.
  4. Describe and interpret selected poets and poems as models.

  1. Techniques of Poetry Writing and Their Effects
    1. Devices of sound
    2. Imagery and metaphor
    3. Rhythm and metrics
    4. Diction, tone and voice
    5. Forms: the sonnet, the villanelle, the sestina
  2. Evaluation and Critical Response to Poems
    1. Holding a constructive workshop
    2. Material for poetry
    3. Critiques of other’s writing
    4. Self-editing and revision
  3. Original Writing
    1. Reading poetry as a primary mode of learning
    2. Ways of getting started
    3. Writing poems following formats and prompts
    4. Writing at least eight original poems
  4. Study of Individual Poets
    1. Intensive study of selected poets and poems
    2. Conduct of presentations on selected poets and poems
    3. Using specific poems to learn technique
    4. Using specific poems as prompts for writing