A study of two poets in depth

Ref: C3530248

Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage are two wonderful British poets, each holding a prestigious post in the poetry world. Both explore current issues and use ancient texts for inspiration. This course offers an opportunity for studying a varied selection of their work.

Course aim

To read a selection of work by the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy and the Oxford Professor of Poetry, Simon Armitage, to gain an in-depth view of two of the most important current British poets.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Describe 4 stylistic features of each poet.
  • List 4 themes that interest each poet.
  • Recommend 2 poems from each poet to a friend and explain why your selection is a good representation of that poet's work.

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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a copy of each of: 'New and Selected Poems (1984-2004)' by Carol Ann Duffy and 'Paper Aeroplane' by Simon Armitage. Each can be bought in paperback for about £6. You might want to bring a means of keeping notes.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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A study of two poets in depth

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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