Course Description

ONLINE: People talk about poetic license, but what is it? Emily Dickinson called it “telling it slant.” Poetic license permits the poet to depart from the facts of a story, or ignore the rules of language. It allows the poet to create something unexpected. It might use words in idiosyncratic ways or create new words. It might result in a poem that's out of this world! It can exaggerate something or make it microscopic, providing a new perspective. History might come from a different point of view: for example, George Washington’s mother revealing the “truth” about the cherry tree! Above all, using poetic license can spark our imaginations and be terrific fun! In this course, different kinds of license will be considered. We will read poems that use poetic license. In class, we will “rock and roll” your original work. A day before each class, you will send the instructor your poem. She will collect them and email them to the class. In a nurturing environment, we will read and enjoy your poems. | Facilitated discussion.

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Section Title
Poetic License: Telling It Slant
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Apr 30, 2024 to May 28, 2024
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Section Notes

We will look at a group of poems each week, so it is recommended that students have access to a printer.

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