Coming Spring 2018
Poetry is the most ancient and effective form of literature. It stimulates the heart faster than prose using prosody—rhythm, musical lines, sense impressions and language. Poetry develops the “inner ear” of reflective listening and reflective learning.
From the beginning of time, man listened to the sounds around him in God’s Creation, absorbing audio inspiration. He memorialized events, emotions, and his musings of life and living using the natural music-like rhythms of language and sound—across cultures and ages.
This is Poetry!
You are invited to explore how this literary genre has helped “others see and hear what they might pass by” through this creative study of a poetry, engaging the language of heart and words.
In this Intermediate Level course you’ll learn:
Introduction: Essay—Poetic Reflections for the Teacher
PART I: Defining of Terms
Lesson 3—Imagery Workshop
PART II: Invitation to a Poem
Lesson 4—Poetic Language Tools: Patterns, Genre, and Figures of Speech
Lesson 5—Poetry Study Methodology: Introduce sample, The Trees, by Joyce Kilmer
PART III: Imitation of the Art
Lesson 6—Assigned Poem Study and Recitation
Lesson 7—Original Poetry Writing Workshop and Publication
PART IV: Evaluation
- Quiz Grades—5 each
- Assignment Grades
- Test Grade—1 each
- Project Grades
- Assigned poem
- Original poem