Module #1: The Elements of Poetry
Module 1 introduces the structure and parts of a poem, builds a common vocabulary for talking about the elements of poetry, and provides opportunities to practice each concept in isolation, all of which combine to build a strong foundation for writing poetry and lyrical prose.
Module #2: Practice with Poetry and Prose
Module 2 introduces free verse and the voices of poetry and provides opportunities to bring together all the skills and concepts developed in Section 1 through the writing of prose and poems in various styles. The main focus of this section is on practicing lyrical language rather than on “becoming poets.”
Module #3: Lyrical Language Lab - Prose
Module 3 consists of reading and writing lyrical prose; bringing the elements of poetry to prose writing; how to avoid purple prose; and editing and revision strategies.