2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Dec 03, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

WRIT 3110 - Forms and Elements of the Craft: Poetry

Goals: In this course students explore the fundamental elements of the craft of poetry used by published writers of poetry, including image, metaphor, simile, rhythm, thyme, voice, tone, and the syntactical structures of the line, the sentence, and the stanza. They also explore the various forms in poetry used by published poets, including free verse and received forms such as the sonnet, the sestina, the villanelle, etc. They apply insights concerning these elements and forms to their own work and the work of their peers. They also revise original work that has benefited from instructor and/or workshop feedback.

Content: Attention is paid to the ways in which poets integrate these elements into the form of the poem. The course combines lecture, discussion, reading, writing exercises and experiments, and other assignments.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisites: FYW 1120 or its equivalent and WRIT 1500.  WRIT 1500 may be taken simultaneously with WRIT 3110.

Credits: 4