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Playing with Poetry: Creative Writing and Poetics (FutureLearn)

Have fun writing poetry as you explore and create various forms of poetry and experiment with different poetic ideas. Get creative with a playful and practical exploration of poetry. Poetry often has the reputation of being an abstract and complicated form of expression, guarded by the pretentious elite. On [...]
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Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy (FutureLearn)

Jul 19th 2021
Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy (FutureLearn)
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Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course. Celebrate Robert Burns with this free online course. This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of [...]
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Poetry: How to Read a Poem (FutureLearn)

Jun 28th 2021
Poetry: How to Read a Poem (FutureLearn)
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Discover what poetry can tell us about human emotion and learn key ideas and techniques for understanding and interpreting verse. Dive into the wonderful world of poetry and learn how to analyse a poem. Humans have communicated their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through poetry throughout history. At its best, [...]
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A-level Study Boost: Unseen Poetry and the Creative Process (FutureLearn)

Mar 15th 2021
A-level Study Boost: Unseen Poetry and the Creative Process (FutureLearn)
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Discover effective techniques to analyse unseen poetry and learn about the creative writing process. Improve your skills in analysis and creative writing. What do you do when you encounter a poem for the first time? How can the process of writing poetry help you to enjoy and understand the [...]
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Poetry and the Holocaust (FutureLearn)

Nov 9th 2020
Poetry and the Holocaust (FutureLearn)
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Explore personal accounts of the Holocaust through poetry and discover how poems can help you understand events of the past. Study Holocaust poetry to better comprehend this dark period in history. On this course, you’ll understand the events of the Holocaust and World War II through poetry which underlines [...]
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AP® English Literature & Composition – Part 2: Poems (edX)

Learn how to read and interpret poetry and enhance your reading and writing skills in preparation for the AP® English Literature & Composition exam. This course prepares you to read more deeply and write more clearly about works of literature. Through an engaging collection of videos, authentic readings, and [...]
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How To Make A Poem (FutureLearn)

Learn how to 'make' your own poetry by exploring different poetic techniques and styles. Discover the power of poetry, and learn to write your own. This course explores what inspires poetry, how we write poems and how to tell when your poem is finished.
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Poetry in America: Modernism (edX)

We will consider how American Modernist poets—poets like Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens—created, in the first half of the 20th Century, a poetic tradition that was new and different. This literature course, the sixth module in the Poetry in America [...]
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Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing (FutureLearn)

Oct 30th 2017
 Literature and Mental Health: Reading for Wellbeing (FutureLearn)
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Find out how poems, plays and novels can help us understand and cope with deep emotional strain in this free online course. The great 18th century writer Dr Samuel Johnson, who suffered from severe bouts of depression, said “the only end of writing is to enable the reader better [...]
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The Great Poems Series: Unbinding Prometheus (OpenLearning)

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The Great Poems Series: Unbinding Prometheus (OpenLearning)
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote “Man is born free, but he is everywhere in chains.” Poet Percy Shelley believed words could be stronger than shackles, and wrote poems intended to free mankind from their chains. Some have argued that poetry can do nothing--or as W.H. Auden said, "Poetry makes nothing happen." [...]
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