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Creative Writing: Poetry Writing

Course aims

This short course of 10 hours will not only introduce you to a wide range of poetry but will also give you the opportunity to explore the language features used in poetry and – best of all - have a go at writing some poetry of your own. In each session, you will discover a different feature of poetry, and be taught how you can use them when writing your own poetry.

During the course you will:

  • Explore and discuss a range of features of poetry.
  • Learn how to use descriptive language to create vivid images.
  • Read a variety of poetry and examine how language/rhyme are used
  • Write your own poetry using different formsReceive feedback on how to improve your poetry.

Course length

10 hours, split over 4 sessions

What could this course lead to?

If you want to improve other English skills, you could join a Functional Skills English course. These are available at Entry Level 1, Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3, Level 1 and Level 2.

You will need to take an Initial Assessment to determine which level would be most appropriate.

Course requirements

A PC/laptop/tablet and basic IT skills to be able to navigate the internet and download and use apps. 

Be able to read and follow instructions independently.

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