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Learn Poetry with free online courses and MOOCs from Penn, Harvard, CalArts, University of Illinois and other top universities around the world. Read reviews to decide if a class is right for you.
During the 10 weeks of the course, you will be guided through poems, video discussions of each poem, and community discussions of each poem. And (unique among open online courses) we offer weekly, interactive live webcasts.
Explore the poetry of the Civil War and its aftermath.
Reading works by Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, and Wallace Stevens, among others, learn how American Modernist poetry departed from past traditions and past forms.
Why just write poems when you can write better ones? This course is built on the notion that the most exciting writing begins after the first draft.
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This module, the third installment of the multi-part _Poetry in America _series, focuses on the poetry of Walt Whitman, a quintessentially American writer whose work continues to bear heavily upon the American poetic tradition.
Twelve experienced faculty members from across the United States present their analyses of ground-breaking modern American poets in richly illustrated video lectures.
The course highlights both major poets—from Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson through T…
Students will learn about different poetic techniques and linguistic devices used by poets to communicate their feelings and thoughts exactly and creatively. This course on Poetry introduces students to various forms of poetry like tale, ballad, sonnet,…
Explore the influence of the Lake District on Wordsworth with this free online course, filmed at his home, Dove Cottage, Grasmere.
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course.
Do you want to get more out of your reading of poetry? This free course, Approaching poetry, is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You ...
Have you always wanted to try to write poetry but never quite managed to start? This free course, What is poetry?, is designed to illustrate the techniques behind both the traditional forms of ...
Sorley MacLean (1911-1996) is regarded as one of the greatest Scottish poets of the twentieth century. This free course, The poetry of Sorley MacLean, will introduce you to his poetry and give you ...
This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (17971828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known ...
Jorge Luis Borges, the great Argentine writer, said that no one should deny themselves the pleasure of reading Dante's Divine Comedy. In this course, you will discover precisely what Borges meant.
Read John Milton’s Paradise Lost through a modern lens and contribute to the still-expanding scholarship of Milton’s enduring masterpiece.
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