The Art of Writing Poetry

Do you want to write great poetry? Then look no further. This online Poetry Course is packed with hints, tips and inspiration to help you hone your poetry writing skills. Ideal for beginners it’s also useful for the more experienced poet who wants to try something new. Whether you’re writing for your own pleasure, you want to enter competitions and win your share of the prize money or you see yourself as a performance poet, you’ll find what you need here. Read on to discover more about the course content then enrol today to start fulfilling your creative ambitions.

Course Overview

Unleash the Poet in You

Writing poetry can be a great way to express your inner feelings and thoughts, communicate your ideas to others or enter one of the many competitions that offer prize money and the kudos of winning.

This 12-module online course will provide you with everything you need to improve your existing skills or get you started if you’re feeling nervous about dipping your toe into the poetry writing world.

We’ll show you how to come up with ideas for your poems – sometimes a little extra inspiration is needed! Even free verse needs structure if it’s to be a poem rather than just a chunk of prose. So, we’ll help you with style, theme and subject matter, how to make grammar and punctuation work for you plus the importance of rhythm and rhyme.

We’ll look at different forms of poetry and then take you through the writing process from first draft to revision. Most people want to see their work published, so we’ll look at this aspect in some depth and then move on to show you how you can improve your chances of winning competitions or enjoying the limelight as a performance poet.

So, by the time you’ve completed the course you’ll have everything you need to create and polish your poems, taking them to a new level.

Your Course

The course has been specifically written for those wanting to learn how to write poetry for pleasure or publication. You don’t need any qualifications or prior training to enrol as we’ve written the course especially for novice writers – it’s easy to understand and takes you through the process of writing a poem from beginning to end.

Once you have enrolled, your 12 course modules are available online, in the student area. The modules are ideal for viewing on tablets, as well as on your computer screen, so you can study when and where you please.

Summary of Course

The course will deal with all aspects of poetry writing. You learn how to:

  • Find inspiration and then match your style to the theme and subject matter.
  • Use punctuation and grammar, plus rhyme and rhythm with confidence in your work.
  • Understand the various poetic forms and how they differ from free verse.
  • Revise your work until it’s of a publishable standard and then find the best outlets for it.
  • Improve your chances of winning competitions.
  • Present your poetry to an audience with confidence.

Your course materials will guide you through the process – from the initial idea right through to the finished poem – so that you have the best chance of producing something that readers and listeners will thoroughly enjoy.

Your Exams

There are four multiple-choice assignments for you to complete, as and when you are ready. You have to pass all the exams to achieve your certificate. But don’t worry – you can take them as many times as you like, and once you’ve passed we’ll show you the correct answer to any questions you got wrong.

You have one year’s access to the exams, which is more than enough time to complete the course and earn your certificate. Plus, having a time limit works wonders for your motivation! And, if you’ve not logged in for 30 days, we’ll send you a gentle reminder email to get you going again.

Your Tutor-Marked Assignment

As well as your multiple-choice exams you have the option to send in an assignment at the end of your studies. This will be marked by one of our specially trained tutors.

Your tutor for this course will be a professional poet so you know that the feedback you’ll receive is authoritative and well informed. Your tutor will give you constructive comment on your work so you’ll know what your strengths are and where your weaknesses lie. They will also give you any advice they feel is necessary to help you develop your poems.

This feedback will be invaluable to your development as a poet and gives you the chance to have your work reviewed by someone who understands the path a poet must tread.

Course Extras

As well as your course modules, you have access to a wide range of support materials. These are updated and expanded on a regular basis, meaning you have the latest information. We’ve also included a student notice board, so you can communicate with other students.

And finally, there’s the assistance you’ll receive from our experienced team of student advisors. If you have questions, experience problems with your course materials or just need a friendly ear, simply contact us by email or phone.

So, now that you can see how we can help you take the first step on your path to poetry writing success, enrol and start studying today!

Enrolling is Easy

All you have to do is click the enrol button below, fill in your details and complete the transaction with your debit or credit card. As soon as your payment has gone through you can log in to the student area and start your Art of Writing Poetry Course.

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By taking this course you’ll gain all the tools to make your project a success. And, it only takes a few minutes to get started.