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ENGL3301.4 Big Pictures

Discover the symbolic, metaphoric, mythic, idyllic and intrinsic expressions of poetry and the modes in which they are found.

ENGL3301.4 Big Pictures
  • Duration

    3 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours

Examine the myth and archetype, the pastoral/anti-pastoral and the prose poem.

This is the final of four courses that make up ENGL3301: Creative Writing: Poetry and Poetics program. The program explores explores the various forms of poetry and the poetic ideas which inform them. It is a hands-on course that gives you the opportunity to learn the common rules of poetry and then decide how best to make fun of those rules.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the ENGL3301: Creative Writing: Poetry and Poetics course handbook for more detail.

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of poetry and creative writing.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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