Poetry in a Few Words
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Poetry in a Few Words

Learn to write a poem in 4 lessons
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Harry Dewulf
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write a short poem that includes both rhyme and rhythm.
  • Know the basics of "hearing the beat"
  • Grasp the rudiments of Tumpty Notation
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Requirements
  • You should be able to both write and read in English!
Description

I use poetry to teach people better communication. It's the ultimate workout for your linguistic, presentational and public-speaking muscles. 

Poetry can help you in your chosen career - whatever it might be. Poetry can even help you to land your dream job!

I'm in the process of developing a much deeper, longer course (for people who want to become master communicators), I've created this short, simple course to enable anyone who is curious to dip their toe in the poetical waters.

In this course, my challenge is to teach you enough that you will be able to write a simple poem, using rhyme and rhythm, even if you've never written (or even read) a poem in your life?

Your challenge is to learn, practice, and produce.

I've set up dedicated forums to enable students to share all their attempts, and completed poems, with me and each other. So enrol, and discover what poetry can do for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn to write any kind of poetry
  • Anyone who wants to discover how poetry can change the way they think
  • Anyone who wants to discover how poetry can make them a better writer
  • Anyone what wants to discover how poetry can make them a better speaker
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 02:38

In this short introduction I give an outline of the course, as well as the one rule:

Always hand write your poetry first.

So you'll need a pencil and a notepad.

Also, make sure you register on the forum - see the links.

Preview 02:38
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Lessons
4 Lectures 40:23

Learn to count syllables and use them to write a "Western Haiku" - a short poem derived from a traditional Japanese form.

Preview 05:22

Lesson #2: Doggerel and Rhyme
07:11

This lesson deals with rhythm, through an exploration of the Blues, a famous hymn, and some lines by Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe.

You can also listen (links below) to me speaking the lines from the songs accompanied by me playing a snare drum, me playing a guitar and me playing a harmonica. (Audio only for the time being).

Lesson #3: Rhythm and Blues
16:27

Put all the lessons together and create a Limerick. In fact, create lots of Limericks.

Lesson #4: Limerick and Satisfaction
11:23
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 04:56
About the Instructor
Harry Dewulf
4.5 Average rating
37 Reviews
221 Students
5 Courses
Literary Editor and Story Development Expert.

I've spent the last 9 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English.

My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me.