BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Writing Poetry



$ 579.00

Instructor: Gina Clark MFA
Credits: 3.00

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Creation of style and technique in poetry; discipline and practice of the poet.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Image, Simile, Metaphor, and Other Figures
Lesson 2: Symbol, Paradox, Irony, Under- and Overstatement
Lesson 3: Emotion and Sentimentality
Lesson 4: Fresh, Usual Words, & Lean & Fat Language
Lesson 5: Vowels and Consonants: Alliteration, Assonance, Consonance, and Rime
Lesson 6: Meter and Rhythm: Accentual-Syllabic Versification
Lesson 7: Accentual and Syllabic Versification: "Free" or "Open" Verse
Lesson 8: Syntax in Poetry, Stanzaic Patterns, & Fixed Forms
Lesson 9: Common & Uncommon Sense in Poetry
Lesson 10: Revising Poems

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.