Taster - Poetry: Discussing Poetry and Prose

Ref: C3529510

Reading course for people who want to deepen or rediscover the pleasures of reading challenging literature in a relaxed and supportive environment. We read together acclaimed poems as well as extracts from literary prose, exchanging views within a workshop format, and developing a more confident appreciation of expressive, literary language in particular historical contexts.

Course aim

To discover the challenges and pleasures of reading classic poetry and imaginative prose, developing a confident appreciation of expressive, literary language in particular historical contexts.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the key features of literary language.
  • Appreciate the expressive nature of poetry and imaginative prose.
  • Evaluate the significance of contextual factors in the creation of literary meaning.
  • Appraise an author's intentions with confidence.
  • Articulate an assured personal response to strong literature.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Taster - Poetry: Discussing Poetry and Prose Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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