Introduction to Poetry (#IntroPoetryMooc)

course duration:Self-study course
Instructor:Uve, aVentura ELE
Duration:3 weeks

What is this course about?

This course contains a basic introduction to poetry: we will explore its features, learn to analyze poems and even create some of our own. Whether you are a high school student, a university freshman who wishes to brush up on some concepts, or a literature enthusiast, I'm delighted to welcome you on board!

What do you learn in this course?

In this course you will:

  • Get acquainted with the basic features of poetry.
  • Learn how to analyze a poem and structure a written analysis essay.
  • Discover a few types of poems and write your own first creations.

How is the course structured?

  1. Introduction
    1. Welcome!
    2. Housekeeping
    3. Nice to meet you
  2. What is poetry?
    1. What is poetry?
    2. What makes a poem
    3. Rhythm and rhyme
    4. Rhythm and meter
    5. Figures of speech
  3. How to analyze a poem
    1. How to analyze a poem: Setting sails
    2. How to analyze a poem: Close study
    3. Analysis of "The Road Not Taken"
    4. How to structure a written analysis
  4. Getting creative
    1. Getting creative
    2. Writing a poem
    3. Epilogue

Who leads you through the course?



von aVentura ELE

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In this course, you can earn Badges and Training certificate.


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