What Is Poetry? An Introduction to Literary Analysis
Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 3 hours
Explore, understand and critique poetry
What are the different ways you can understand a poem? How do different elements of a poem work together? What difference does context make to literature?
Get answers to these questions and more with this course introducing poetry analysis and literary analysis. You will examine a variety of texts written in different genres in order to develop an understanding of how writers deploy language to convey their ideas. You will develop fundamental skills in literary analysis, preparing your for further study of literature and creative writing.
What topics will you cover?
- What is poetry?
- Carpe diem
When would you like to start?
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in poetry, English, literature, or literary analysis. You don’t need any previous experience.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!