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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Develops student skills in writing, performing and publishing varied poetic forms. Students will be introduced to generating and editing their poems through reading of other poets' work for genre, style, content and context; through practice of poetic language skills; and through acquiring knowledge of performance and publishing practices. Intended as a second/third-year unit.

Unit content

Topic 1. Introduction
Topic 2. Verse - About poetry
Topic 3. Making the Line - Composition I
Topic 4. Making the Line - Composition II
Topic 5. Senses
Topic 6. Subjects
Topic 7. Metaphor
Topic 8. Voice
Topic 9. Language
Topic 10. Finding Poetry
Topic 11. Revision and editing (workshopping)

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate use of poetic language
2 Demonstrate facility with more than one poetic form
3 Demonstrate drafting and revising skills
4 Discuss issues in the print, oral and digital presentation of poetry
5 Discuss contemporary publishing practices in poetry.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate use of poetic language
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. Demonstrate facility with more than one poetic form
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. Demonstrate drafting and revising skills
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. Discuss issues in the print, oral and digital presentation of poetry
    • GA4:
  5. Discuss contemporary publishing practices in poetry.
    • GA4:

Prescribed texts

  • Please purchase this textbook well in advance of undertaking the unit: Boisseau, M, Bar-Nadav, H & Wallace, R , 2000, Writing poems, 8th edn, Pearson, Boston.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.