ENGL 2275: Introduction to Poetry Writing (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

Writing a number of poems, students will learn how to encourage a raw, unfinished poem into a work of power and beauty. In the process, students will develop critical and rewriting skills; learn how to identify and use poetic techniques such as imagery, simile, metaphor, meter, rhyme, and voice; learn and expand their repertoire of 'poetic tools' by writing in both closed form and free verse; understand how to read and analyze poems by a variety of poets; contribute constructive responses to their classmates' poems in a workshop setting; and cultivate a sense of what feedback is useful and how to apply it to their own writing. Pre-requisites: ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 with a grade of C or better