An introduction to poetry: Blake and Keats
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: HLT45
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
Come and join an introduction and exploration of the poetry of William Blake and John Keats. We will read, discuss and enjoy a selection of their poetry and consider how the poets shape our responses.
What will we cover?
We will read, discuss and enjoy a selection of poetry by William Blake and John Keats in terms of their styles and themes. We will explore 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?
No, the tutor will supply all materials. You may find it useful to bring a notebook and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Look at other poetry courses on our website at www.citylit.ac.uk/courses under History, Culture and Writing/Literature/Poetry.
Jenny has a BA in Literature and an MA in Performance Arts, She has taught English and Drama in schools and Further Education Colleges and English Literature at University level. She has taught Literature at The City Lit since 1998 and was the Co-ordinator for Literature and Film for the Humanities Department for several years. Jenny writes plays and poetry and has been a stand up poet.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.