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Poetry and the Imagination (11117.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: School of Arts and Communications


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Poetry involves an intense and memorable use of language. We will explore how poems convey meaning through their imagery, music and structure. You will learn how to craft your own poems and act to develop your own poetic voice. You will emerge from the unit with a portfolio of poetry and imaginative work.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critique and craft language with attention to what is vivid, musical and memorable;

2. Learn by heart and recite a celebrated poem;

3. Work collaboratively in order to critique, appraise and edit poems; and

4. Reflect upon and adjust to peer critique and self-reflection of poetic work.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial on-campus per week.


11113 Introduction to Creative Writing.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

9308 Poetry and the Imagination.

Equivalent Units


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