Course Level:             College Preparatory

Credits:                       2.5

Suggested Grade Level:  10-12

Prerequisite:               None

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To be a poet, an author must be a master of both the written word and one's own imagination.  Figurative language, literary devices, diction, tone, structure, syntax, rhyme and meter are all tools that the poetic architect utilizes to visualize and construct a poetic masterpiece. In this semester course students will experience and analyze the work of classic and contemporary poets and model and connect to these inspirational compositions in the process of their own writing.  Students will study the forms, styles, methods, experiences, influences, and messages captured in a range of poetic forms. Through the study of exemplar works and consistent practice with the written word, students will develop their knowledge, understanding, creativity, craft and the quality of the various poetic forms.  In addition, they will engage in the revision process: evaluating, improving and editing their own work and the creations of their peers.  Students' poetry work will be showcased through individual writing portfolios, as well as the creation of chapbooks and collections in both the online and print worlds.

This course is eligible as a replacement for any one (1) semester of an English IV standard course for students who have thus far met all graduation requirements OR this course may be taken as an elective for any 10-12th grade students.

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