Study and practice of basic elements of poetic composition, by reading and writing a variety of forms. Employs workshop format to develop reading and feedback skills. Skills developed include close reading, close observation, craft techniques, revision, discipline and practice, giving and receiving feedback, developing access to imaginative powers. Engages deeply with several works of contemporary poetry. Group 2 course.
Required Prerequisites ENG 112
or permission of instructor
Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies
Students should have language skills at least equivalent to ENG 112
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct
Other college designations supported by this course
Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div, Infused: Writing Intensive
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Identify basic poetic techniques: concrete language, sound, meaning, and form.
- Discuss poetry using the language of poetic techniques.
- Discern how a poet's body of work may feature characteristic use of techniques.
- Write poems demonstrating basic poetic techniques.
- Apply revision techniques to their work and the work of others.
- Demonstrate informed reading of professional examples.
- Engage with a text by memorization.
- Incorporate knowledge of poetic techniques into their reading and discussion of poems.
- Incorporate poetic techniques into their writing.
- Uncover patterns and critique their own and others' poetry.
- Describe how the deep study of one poet impacts their own creative work.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Interact productively in giving and receiving constructive feedback.
- Achieve a deeper understanding of human emotion, desire, belief, and motivation as expressed via basic prose techniques.
- See the world from other points of view.
- Come to see themselves as actors guided by a set of beliefs.
Learning How to Learn:
- Write ethically.
- Consider alternative values presented in texts and life.
- Recognize alternative meanings presented in texts and life.
- View the world vis-a-vis potential for creative engagement.
- Use the tools of basic poetic techniques to recognize how a poem has been constructed.
- Imagine new possibilities for their own and other's creative processes.
- Experience how creative processes engage with deeply held values and beliefs.
- Recognize the difference between working in creative community and working in solitude and how these conditions impact their creative process.