Classes & Workshops

The Shape of a Poem: A Close Look at Forms in Poetry

Instructor(s): Marna Rossi
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
Beginner Beginner Beginner

Why write form poems when free verse is the predominant structure in modern poetry? Step out of old patterns. Refresh your skills. Inspire a different perspective. In three sessions, you will study and write form poems such as the golden shovel, haibun, shadorma, villanelle, and triolet. We’ll discuss meter, rhyme, and repetition and how these elements enhance poems. We will also look into how meaning flows through form.

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