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Poetry Workshop

The poetry workshop is often taught as part of other courses and teaches basic principles for writing poetry. 

Focus is placed on the following:

  • Making the abstract more tangible (by employing similes and metaphors).
  • Making the contrete more interesting (by employing imagery and other poetic devices).
  • Getting a feeling for the sound of language through rhythm and alliteration and assonance. 
  • Being cautious over rhyme (it is better to avoid rhyme, than to rhyme badly).
  • Avoiding cliches. 

After completion of the workshop, students will be able to write short verses that are poetically dense, with aesthetic potential.