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Skip to 0 minutes and 5 seconds Hi all! We have thoroughly enjoyed putting together this course and we hope that you have picked up some useful tips for reading, understanding, and contextualising poetry. We hope that this course has shown you that there are many facets to reading poetry, including poetic tradition, form, and conversation, and many facets to writing about, printing, and writing poetry. We really hope that many of you will be inspired to go on and study poetry in more depth in the future! There are a range of programmes on offer within the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York and we’d be delighted to help you with any future study queries.

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 seconds As we end this course, we would love to hear your thoughts and for you to tell us what your favourite parts have been.

Summing up week four

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

This week, we’ve explored writing and poetry, even chancing our hand at writing some poetry ourselves.

Over to you

After studying poetry with us for the last three weeks, how did it feel to have a go at writing your own this week?

Now that we’ve reached the end of our four-week course together, you might like to reflect on your journey as a reader. Have you discovered new poems? Have you learned new ways to discuss and enjoy poetry? Have you been inspired to write a paragraph or two offering your own reading of a poem?

Tell us what you have found most rewarding about our work together, and if it is has helped you to feel more confident about poetry.

Let us know in the comments.

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Poetry: How to Read a Poem

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