Schedule of Classes Course Description

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: ENG                                     Course Number: 215                                    
Course Title: Poetry Writing and Reading
Subject: English
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Students learn to write poetry through reading and imitating the techniques of the great poets of the past and present. Use of fixed forms like the limerick, haiku, and sonnet to generate poetry. Variations on standard genres like the nature description, seduction poem, or aubade. Imitating catalogues, extended metaphors, tone of voice. How to publish poetry.

Prerequisite: ENG 102.
  • 3 hours plus conferences.

Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: