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So You Think You Know Tango? (Coursera)

How well do you think you know tango? This two-week mini-course is designed for music lovers, musicians, and dancers who are interested in learning more about the Argentine Tango. It will explore the many dimensions of the Argentine Tango music, including its origins, popularization during the Golden Age, dissemination [...]
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Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop (Coursera)

Why just write poems when you can write better ones? This course is built on the notion that the most exciting writing begins after the first draft. It is specifically for folks who believe that writing poems just to express oneself is like using the Internet just for email. [...]
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Plagues, Witches, and War: The Worlds of Historical Fiction (Coursera)

A unique and exciting introduction to the genre and craft of historical fiction, for curious students, aspiring authors--anyone with a passion for the past. Read classics of the genre, encounter bestselling writers of historical fiction, and discover your own historical archive while interacting with a global community of interested [...]
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Modern American Poetry (Coursera)

Twelve experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets in richly illustrated video lectures. The course highlights both major poets—from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson through T.S. Eliot, H.D., Amy Lowell, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser, and many others—and influential [...]
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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 Read French Poetry (FutureLearn)

Sep 27th 2021
How to Read French Poetry (FutureLearn)
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Learn how to read poetry in French, developing a poetry toolkit to better understand poetic language, poetic form, tone, and more. Explore top tips for reading poetry in French to improve reading comprehension. There is a long and rich tradition of poetry in the French language. From verse [...]
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Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”) (Coursera)

ModPo is a fast-paced introduction to modern and contemporary U.S. poetry, with an emphasis on experimental verse, from Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman to the present. Participants (who need no prior experience with poetry) will learn how to read poems that are supposedly "difficult." We encounter and discuss the [...]
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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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What Is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis (FutureLearn)

Understand the basics of poetry analysis and learn key skills for studying English literature by exploring a variety of texts. Explore, understand and critique poetry. What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make [...]
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Poetry: How to Read a Poem (FutureLearn)

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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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