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ENGL 248 Writing Poetry II • 5 Cr.


Continuation of ENGL 247. Prerequisite: ENGL 247 with a C- or better or entry code.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Control word choices and word order to create a particular mood or tone
  • Explore ideas using different tones or personas
  • Employ metaphors, similes, symbols and other forms of figurative language
  • Employ sound as a device, through alliteration, assonance, etc.
  • Use meter and rhyme
  • Identify the characteristics of conventional poetic forms, as well as open form poetry
  • Critique works in progress
  • Edit final drafts in a collection of their poetry
  • Identify publication methods for poetry



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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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