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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Hello everyone! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning about poetic form this week, perhaps discovering new poetic forms, and learning how to tackle reading with form. Test your knowledge from the week,

Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds and join us in the discussion below: what have you enjoyed most this week? What did you learn that you previously didn’t know? Again, Dr JT Welsch has listed some further resources if you’re inspired to find out more about poetic form. Next week, we move into thinking about intertextuality, tracing poetry through other texts and art works. We look forward to seeing you next week.

Summing up Week Two

Dr Alexandra Kingston-Reese, our course convener, sums up the material that we have covered in week two of our course, ‘How to Read a Poem’.

This week, we’ve discussed form and metre, and we’ve explored close reading, too.

What was new to you this week? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Poetry: How to Read a Poem

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