Introduction to Poetry

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Key takeaways
Exposure to new poetry and old poetry
Tips on how to make understanding poetry accessible
A fun low-key homework assignment to get you writing
Jane HancockHost: Jane is a professional actor, playwright, filmmaker, and creativity coach. Currently she is completing her MA in Dramatic Writing at Central Saint Martins. She loves reading, writing poetry, and collaging art in her spare time.

A firm understanding of Poetry will help all students no matter what stage they are in their English studies. 

In this class, Jane gives students an introductory talk about all things poetry with the aim of exposing reading and writing poetry to students who may never have thought of doing that before!

Students will then go on to learn what the six main forms of poetry and how to write them.  This webinar will make poetry accessible, exciting, and relatable.  

By spending time taking this class, students will learn skills which can be applied to a wide range of poetry and will have more confidence and a better appreciation of poetry in the future. 


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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for students who are keen to get a different insight into understanding poetry.

Class requirements:

You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.

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