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Poetry for Pleasure (Free)

This is a six-week introductory course which encourages students to express their thoughts, feelings and opinions through poetry

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 6
Hours: 2.50
Start: 04/10/2022

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Course Information for Students

This is a six-week introductory course which encourages students to express their thoughts, feelings and opinions through poetry.  It allows students to experiment with poetry writing.  There is a different central theme each week.

There is no entry requirement, although an interest in poetry is an advantage.

  • Examining poems around central themes
  • Experimenting with writing personal and thematic writing around several different themes
  • Analysing different styles of poetry

This course will be delivered on-site.

There are no additional costs.

Students will be formatively assessed against personally set targets around poetry analysis and writing.

Further Study 

You could consider English Literature/Language GCSE.



The ability to express one’s emotions and feelings forms part of a range of customer facing roles.

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Authors, Writers and Translators


Authors, Writers and Translators

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 22, 2021 3:32 pm