How to Use This Course
If you’re nervous about diving into poetry, this course is a perfect choice! Through 84 bite-sized lessons divided over 21 weeks, students can learn a little about poetry each day without worrying about getting in over their heads. Numerous opportunities to memorize and write original poetry are also included.
What is poetry? Poetry can be a haven, a voice to the voiceless, a joyful song to the heavy hearted, and a way to grip your heart for the glory of God. It is a tool used in the Word of God to exemplify an extension of God’s creativity.
Look around in nature, and you will see the amount of detail and creativity the Creator showed in the things He created. Words are not an exception. Take a look at the first words spoken at creation: “Let there be light, and there was light.” God could have simply thought it, and it would have happened, but He chose to speak light into being with words.
In this course, we explore many types of poetry so that you can find your favorite types and create some masterpieces of your own.
- Week One: What Is Poetry?
- Week Two: The Love of Poetry
- Week Three: Anaphora
- Week Four: Biblical Anaphora
- Week Five: Allusions
- Week Six: Biblical Allusions
- Week Seven: Irony
- Week Eight: Verbal Irony
- Week Nine: Dramatic Irony
- Week Ten: Understatement
- Week Eleven: Modest Understatement
- Week Twelve: Polite Understatement
- Week Thirteen: Free Verse
- Week Fourteen: Free Verse, Cont.
- Week Fifteen: Meter
- Week Sixteen: Trochee Meter
- Week Seventeen: Spondee Meter
- Week Eighteen: Dactyl Meter
- Week Nineteen: Anapest Meter
- Week Twenty: Iambic Pentameter
- Week Twenty-One: Wrap It Up
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