Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, The power of poetry?, is designed to illustrate the techniques behind both the traditional forms of poetry and free verse. You will learn how you can use your own experiences to develop ideas and how to harness your imagination.

Poetry is the literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.
“he is chiefly famous for his love poetry”

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the common techniques underlying free verse and traditional forms of poetry
  • identify personal experiences that can be used when writing poems
  • understand the basic terminology and practical elements of poetry.

Course Curriculum

Introduction To Poetry
Getting started FREE 00:10:00
Learning outcomes 00:05:00
What is poetry: An introduction
Definition FREE 00:07:00
Forming the form FREE 00:07:00
Impersonation and imagination 00:05:00
Techniques of poetry
Lines and line-breaks FREE 00:10:00
Free verse FREE 00:07:00
Stanzas and verse FREE 00:05:00
Tercets FREE 00:05:00
Quatrains FREE 00:05:00
Other stanza lenghths FREE 00:05:00
Rhymes
Rhyming techniques FREE 00:05:00
Stress and Rhyme FREE 00:05:00
Metre
Definition FREE 00:05:00
Hold that space FREE 00:05:00
Quiz 00:10:00

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