Introduction to poetry

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Course Objective: To provide an introduction to the basic vocabulary of poetic reading and writing and to gain experience writing basic poetry forms.

Course Description:  Students will learn the basics of poetry construction including rhyme pattern recognition, syllable counting, and rhythm as they form their own personal poetry collection and read examples from renowned poets.

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Syllabus:

 

Week 1:         Couplet: basic rhyme

                        Shel Silverstein poems

Week 2:         Quatrain: end rhyme patterns

                        Amy Ludwig VanDerwater & Denise Rogers poems

Week 3:         Acrostic: theme

                        Abecedarian poetry

Week 4:         Cinquain: syllabication

                        Adelaide Crapsey poems

Week 5:         Haiku

                        Matsuo Basho & Natsume Soseki poems

Week 6:         Limerick: rhythm

                        Edward Lear poems

Week 7:         Diamante: pattern and form

                        Iris McClellan Tiedt poems

Week 8:         Bio Poem

                        Opportunity to revise previous work

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