Forms & Elements II: Poetry
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Goals: In this course students study the use and history of metrics, including scansion and substitution; received poetic forms, such as the sonnet, the sestina, the villanelle, the haiku, the triolet, the pantoum, the ghazal; and the open form of free verse. Content: Students examine the structure of poems and experiment with a wide variety of meters and forms, and how they affect elements of craft within a poem, to help them to discern the choices they have as writers in creating their own work. Readings include classic and contemporary poetry from various cultures, as well as one or more texts about the forms of poetry. The course combines lecture, discussion, reading, writing exercises and experiments, and other assignments. Taught: Annually Prerequisite: WRIT 3000 and WRIT 3110 Credits: 4
Patterson, Juliet, "WRIT3210-01.Forms & Elements II: Poetry.Sp16.Patterson,Juliet" (2016). Syllabi. 7187.