Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
The shape of the poem refers not only to the evolution of poetic form[s] but also to 'the general health' of the poem - how confident it has been and currently is as a form within itself and as an 'art-form' within culture. We will look at - the line, metre, the prose poem, the sonnet, the sestina, the pantoum, rhyme, sonic effects, metaphor, syllabics, Concrete poetry, experimental forms, the sequence, restraints and the anagram, and then on to the new oralities - the influence of song, Spoken Word, Rap, The Slam, 'reading live from memory' as 'opposed' to the page, poetry on- line and 'the informe' - ie no form.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004
Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar and 2 optional consultative hours.
Scheduled learning hours: 44
Guided independent study hours: 256
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%