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2021 - 2022 Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Catalog
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ENG 253 - Creative Writing: Poetry

Credits: 3
Instructional Contact Hours: 3

Develops  poetry writing skills and understanding. In addition to other classroom activities, there are discussions and writing assignments. May  require analysis of published poetry and criticism.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in a college level composition I course
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Generate original poetry
    1. Write poems about a range of subject matter.
    2. Write poems using a variety of traditional, modern, and contemporary forms, e.g. free verse, sonnets, haiku, etc.
    3. Write poems using a variety of devices, e.g. metaphor/simile, imagery, rhyme and rhythm, etc.
  2. Revise original poems
    1. Rewrite poems effectively.
    2. Use the processes of revising poetry.
    3. Revise a body of work.
  3. Participate effectively in workshops and/or conferences with the instructor.
    1. Give and receive verbal and written responses to poetry.
    2. Demonstrate a receptive and invested attitude toward feedback, both given and received.
    3. Apply verbal and written feedback constructively.
  4. Read and demonstrate an understanding of a range of poetry, especially by contemporary poets.
    1. Identify various elements in particular poems, e.g. metaphor, rhyme, sound qualities, etc.
    2. Think critically about individual poems, verbally and in writing.

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