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EN3217   Writing Poetry

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 9.00 am - 11.00 am Wed

This module allows students to explore some of the most common techniques, forms and modes of poetry and to develop their own practice as poets. The first half of the semester will focus on aspects of prosody such as meter and rhythm, rhyme and form, image and metaphor, allowing students to reimagine these practices from the point of view of the writing, rather than the analysis, of poetry. The second half of the module will concentrate on some of the main genres of poetry, such as lyric and elegy, with students encouraged to experiment with their own versions or anti-versions of these modes. The first hour each week will be spent discussing an aspect of poetry, with reference to the work of one or two poets, while the second hour will be spent workshopping students' poems.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must take EN2004

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take EN4417 or take EN4420 or take EN4500

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Emma Jones (EJ26)