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ENGL 247 Writing Seminar - Poetry

3 hours lecture, 3 units
Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option

Description: This introductory course provides instruction in the study and creation of poetry. Students read and critique traditional, contemporary and multicultural poems that provide models for their original work. In addition, students create poetry which is discussed and analyzed by the class. Students learn to identify the basic elements and techniques of poetry, use invention strategies, understand different forms, analyze poems, examine published and unpublished poems as models for writing poetry, use constructive criticism, identify current poetic values, and explore potential markets for publishing poems.

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