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Poetry Writing Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Poetry Writing Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Although it is an expression of one’s self, like any art form, being able to write good poetry is not something that anyone is born with the capability to do, it is learnt. The Poetry Writing Diploma Course walks you through the components that make stunning poetry and the techniques that you can put into practice, to begin or improve your own work.

Before putting pen to paper and crafting your own works, it’s best to get a grounding in the significance of poetry past and present. You will explore the history of poetry, what poetry has meant to different poets through time, how it has been used, and what to consider if you a...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: What is Poetry?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The History of Poetry
  • Part 2: Poetry of Different Genres for Different Audiences
  • Part 3: Conclusion
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: The Language of Poetry
  • Part 1: Meaning and Poetry
  • Part 2: Finding the Right Words
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Form and Structure
  • Part 1: What is “Form” in Poetry?
  • Part 2: The Relationship Between Form and Structure
  • Part 3: Form to Enhance Impact
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Figurative Language – Imagery
  • Part 1: What is Meant by Figurative Language?
  • Part 2: The Difference Between a Metaphor and a Simile
  • Part 3: Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Additional Language Devices
  • Part 1: Devises That Enhance Rhythm
  • Part 2: Devises That Enhance Mood
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Metre and Rhythm
  • Part 1: What is Metre and Rhythm in Poetry?
  • Part 2: How to Write Free Verse
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Rhyme
  • Part 1: Why Contemporary Poems Rarely Rhyme
  • Part 2: Different Types of Rhyme
  • Part 3: How to Deal with Rhymes in Modern Poetry
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Finding Your Poet’s Voice
  • Part 1: Defining Your Voice in Poetry
  • Part 2: How to Practice with “Voice”
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: How to Improve Your Writing
  • Part 1: Read Your Heroes and Then the Best of the Rest
  • Part 2: Experiment with Different Forms and Techniques
  • Part 3: In All That You Do, Think Like a Poet
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Getting Published
  • Part 1: Where to Publish Your Poetry
  • Part 2: Submitting Poems
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: Publishing Your Poetry Book
  • Part 1: Getting Your Book Ready
  • Part 2: Traditional or Non-Traditional Route?
  • Part 3: Deciding on a Publisher
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Poetry Writing Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

It’s not enough just to love poetry. Having an awareness of how the world’s greatest poets used different forms and tools such as rhythm, rhyme and figurative language to establish their statements and ideas, can give you the confidence to do likewise.

If you’re interested in writing your own poetry and don’t know where to start or are revisiting the craft and would like to strengthen your knowledge of the foundations, then this is the course for you.

Accreditations

The Poetry Writing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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