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Writing 201: Poetry

Explore new poetic forms and devices.

This course is no longer active — visit the Blogging U. home page to explore and register for currently-available courses, and get started today!

Some of the forms and devices you’ll explore are…

  • Alliteration
  • Concrete Poetry
  • Metaphor & Simile
  • Sonnets
  • Enjambment
  • Haiku
  • Prose Poetry
  • Elegies
  • Odes
  • Chiasmus
  • Limericks
  • Epistrophe

Writing 201: Poetry  is a two-week course that lets anyone who dabbles in verse (or wants to start) practice the poet’s craft with a supportive community of like-minded bloggers.

We’ll offer daily doses of inspiration to help you ramp up your writing rhythm, and explore poetic devices and forms — from similes and limericks to enjambment and sonnets — for those who wish to expand their poetic horizons. Poets of all styles, outlooks, and backgrounds are welcome (including those who have none).

I’ve been writing poetry for a long time and the thought of structure always gave me the shivers, but this course has opened my eyes! I feel energized to take up poetry writing more seriously.
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As in all Blogging U. courses, you’ll also have access to a private site, The Commons, where you can connect with other participants, share your work, and get support from WordPress.com Editors and Happiness Engineers.