Poetry: rhythm, rhyme and voice (09V132CL/23)

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Course details

Applicable fees
Total £67.50
Tuition Fees£67.50
Concessions are available for this course

If you’d like to get started with writing poetry but are not quite sure where to begin, then this six-week course could be the ideal first step you’ve been looking for. You’ll have the opportunity to read a selection of poetry in a range of styles and learn a variety of techniques and methods for composing poetry in different formats to inspire you to put pen to paper and have a go at writing your own.

You’ll start with an introduction to poetry published by local East Riding poets and learn how to look for inspiration from all around you so you can gather ideas for your own poetry. You’ll then learn about some different forms of poetry and how you can use these to express yourself. Next, you’ll learn how to use a range of poetic devices, such as metaphor, simile and alliteration and then explore different ways to use rhyme and rhythm in your writing.

By the end of the course, you’ll have had the opportunity to experiment with using rhythm, rhyme and voice in different poetic styles to express your thoughts, feeling and ideas, so you can find out what works for you and have the knowledge and experience you need to continue writing poetry outside of the classroom.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Search for inspiration and use this to form your ideas
  • Count and use syllables to form lines of poetry
  • Use voice and idiolect in your writing
  • Use poetic devices, such as metaphor, simile and alliteration
  • Include different styles of rhyme
  • Compose poetry that has rhythm.

What is it like to learn with East Riding Adult Learning and Employability?

At East Riding Adult Learning and Employability we pride ourselves on the support we give to our learners, from the very first time you contact us, to the day you achieve your goals.

If you choose to learn with us you will be supported by our dedicated staff, learn in small, friendly and welcoming groups, have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities to practice your skills. You’ll be encouraged to continue to apply what you’ve learned when you’re away from the classroom and you’ll receive lots of encouragement and feedback to help you build both your skills and your confidence.

Our team will be there to support you at every step of your journey and we always welcome your feedback to help us to ensure that you always feel safe, happy, supported and welcome. 

What do I need to join the course?

You don’t need any experience of writing poetry at all, just an interest in the subject and the willingness to get involved and to have a go putting pen to paper.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

We recommend that you bring a notebook and a pen.

What could I do next?

There are so many things you can learn with East Riding of Yorkshire Adult Learning and Employability! It really does depend on you and what you want to achieve. Our friendly teams will support you in deciding your next move, whether this is progression to a further poetry course or whether you’d like to expand your horizons and sign up to a creative writing course instead.

If you’d like to improve your English skills outside of poetry, you might like to look at our Functional Skills English course offer or make an appointment to speak to a Personal Adviser to find out more about our courses.

You might instead choose to learn a completely new skill, join one of our employability programmes, take part in some family learning, practice mindfulness, learn more about mental health, or improve your maths or digital skills.

Whatever you choose, you can be confident that our teams will be able to support you every step of the way.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670