Develops student skills in writing, performing and publishing varied poetic forms. Students will be introduced to generating and editing their poems through reading of other poets' work for genre, style, content and context; through practice of poetic language skills; and through acquiring knowledge of performance and publishing practices. Intended as a second/third-year unit.
Topic 1. Introduction
Topic 2. Verse - About poetry
Topic 3. Making the Line - Composition I
Topic 4. Making the Line - Composition II
Topic 5. Senses
Topic 6. Subjects
Topic 7. Metaphor
Topic 8. Voice
Topic 9. Language
Topic 10. Finding Poetry
Topic 11. Revision and editing (workshopping)
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate use of poetic language||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||Demonstrate facility with more than one poetic form||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|3||Demonstrate drafting and revising skills||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||Discuss issues in the print, oral and digital presentation of poetry||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Discuss contemporary publishing practices in poetry.||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Please purchase the textbook well in advance of undertaking the unit.: Boisseau, M, Bar-Nadav, H & Wallace, R , 2000, Writing poems, 8th edn, Pearson, Boston.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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