Do you have a passion for poetry but lack the confidence to write or submit your work for publication? Are you interested in the technical aspects involved in poetic writing? Whatever your motivation for exploring poetry, this course will inspire your passion project.
The Certificate of Poetryis an online professional development program that will explore the works of famous poets and help you to develop your ability to understand and write different styles of poetry.
In this online poetry course, you will discover the nature and scope of poetry, how to use poetic devices and how to write in a variety of styles from odes to sonnets, Haiku, limericks and tongue twisters.
You will also explore creative writing resources and industry sources that will help you develop as a poet and the crucial steps involved in getting your work published.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to read, interpret and write poetry of high quality that others will appreciate.
Unit - Poetry
Unit 1 – An introduction to Poetry
Different types of poetry
Types of rhyme
Perfect rhymes or straight rhyme
Imperfect rhyme or slant rhyme
Poems that tell a story – (Monody, Ballad, Epitaph)
Classic styles (Sonnet, Ode, Haiku)
Fun & trick poems (Limerick, Tonge Twister, Shape Poem, Palindrome)
Poems classified according to the arrangement of lines (Quatrain Style, Pantoum, Free Verse, Villanelle, Clerihew, Damante, Acrostic Style)
Keeping a notebook
Glossary of terms
Unit 2 – The work of other poets
Unit 3 – Encouraging creativity
Developing a creative approach to writing
Stages of creativity
Establishing a theme
Keeping a notebook
Creating space for creativity
Getting in touch with your spirituality
From the divine to the ordinary
Happy and sad poems
Unit 4 -Developing styles of poetry – classic styles
Unit 5 – Developing styles of poetry – following the rules
21stCentury poetry – visual poetry
Breaking the rules
Unit 6 – Developing styles of poetry for storytelling
Developing your story in poetry
Planning your story
Developing your voice
Ending a story
Unit 7 – Developing different styles of poetry for fun and trickery
Humour in poetry
Unit 8 – Getting published
Creative writing resources
What’s needed for success?
Writing is a business
Writers’ guides, books and articles on writing and publishing
Publishing houses and publishers
Book shows and exhibitions
Trade shows and exhibitions
Commercial organisations and businesses
Getting published – if that’s what you want
Unit 9 – Development of poetry skills
Improving the quality of your poetry
Other techniques for developing your skills
Opportunities to have your work read
What is writer’s block?
Some techniques to cope with writers block.
Working with your style
What do you do now?
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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