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Poetry: What It Is, and How to Understand It

George Washington University via Udemy

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Why read a poem?  Why write one?  People say modern poetry as an art form is imperiled in our time, yet everywhere in the world cultures and individuals memorize, recite, and value various forms of poetry.  This course will attempt to define this genre of poetry writing, to discuss its particular attributes, to distinguish between good and bad poetry, to explain why so much writing poetry is difficult, and to isolate the sorts of truths modern poetry seems best at conveying.  Our focus will be on modern poetry, in English and in translation.

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Margaret Soltan

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Ronald K
5.0 4 years ago
Ronald partially completed this course.
I have watched and listened to the Professor's first six lectures and wish to express my thanks for having had that privilege. I "accede" to (with?) her about everything she's elaborated upon thus far. I have had my own moments where Time and Space was (were?) Arrested, so I know how powerful a feeling that such a conflagration can engender, and how it needs somehow to be expressed. On another note, I own a copy of G. Keillor's, "Good Poems" and find it full of beautiful and shadowy substances that are just oblique enough to keep me wanting more of them. When judging whether a poem is a good p…
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Janice W
1.0 2 years ago
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I was extremely disappointed that the links to the lectures did not function, nor did the link to support when I tried to report the problem. I was eager to take the course. Still am, if you can tell me how to access the lectures. I tried different browsers, over different days.
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1.0 2 years ago
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This course is no longer available on udemy. I followed the link straight from class-central and found a notice saying it was no longer available, and if you search udemy for "poetry" it's no longer listed.
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