What is the course about?
This course is an introduction to poetry and an exploration of how the poet shapes our response.
What will we cover?
A range of poetry from the last 400 years will be discussed (although emphasis will be on modern poetry). You will
look at the ways poets shape our response through imagery, structure, form, rhyme, rhythm and tone.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the use of metaphor / simile/ alliteration in poetry.
- Discuss the role of rhyme and rhythm in poetry.
- Read and discuss poetry with more confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The level of the course is introductory. No previous knowledge or experience of Literature is necessary. However,
learners will, ideally, need the following skills and attributes:
An enthusiasm for reading and discussing a range of texts in large and small groups.
An interest in, and ability to listen to, the responses of other students to the work discussed.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teacher explanation, group discussion,dvd and recordings.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Photocopies will be given. Bring a pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Check our prospectus for Literature and Drama courses or look on our website under History, Culture and Writing at bildutrapagaran.info.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details