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Poetry Writing Essentials and Important Details of Poetry

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4 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
  • Digital certificate - £4.99
  • Hard copy certificate - £9.99
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In the beginning, there was the word. And the word was poetry. From the ancient Greeks to the modern day, poets have used their words to express the beauty, pain, and joy of the human experience. In this course, you'll learn the essential skills you need to write your own poetry. You'll explore the different forms and styles of poetry, and you'll learn how to use language to create images, evoke emotions, and tell stories. So whether you're a beginner or a seasoned poet, this course will help you take your writing to the next level.

Learning Outcomes:

Through this comprehensive Poetry Writing course, you should be able to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamental elements of poetry writing.
  • Analyse and interpret various forms of poetry, gaining insights into their structure and meaning.
  • Cultivate a rich vocabulary of poetic language to enhance the expressiveness of your verses.
  • Harness the power of sound and rhythm to create captivating and evocative poetry.
  • Master the techniques and craftsmanship required to refine your poetic creations.
  • Explore both open-form and closed-form poetry, expanding your repertoire of poetic styles.
  • Gain valuable insights into the publishing world and learn strategies to navigate the path to getting your poetry published.


10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Quality Standards

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Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of poetry as you embark on a journey that delves deep into the essential elements and intricate details of this timeless art form. This comprehensive course provides an in-depth exploration of the poetic craft, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to weave words into awe-inspiring verses. With a thought-provoking mix of theory, analysis, and practical exercises, you'll discover the immense power and beauty of poetry.

Throughout the course, you'll unravel the secrets of successful poetry writing as you develop a keen understanding of its various forms, structures, and techniques. From dissecting renowned poems to examining the nuanced use of language and the mesmerising interplay of sound, every lesson will enhance your poetic prowess. Discover the art of revision, transforming your initial drafts into polished gems, and gain valuable insights into the world of publishing, uncovering strategies to share your work with the world.

So are you ready to unlock the poetic potential within you? Enrol now and embark on this transformative journey into the heart and soul of poetry.


Upon successful completion of the course, you have the option to receive a certificate titled Poetry Writing. The following prices apply for the certificates:

  • PDF Certificate: £4.99

You will receive an email with your certificate in PDF format that you can print or share for only £4.99.

  • Hardcopy Certificate for Students in the UK: £9.99

This option provides you with a high-quality, professionally printed certificate delivered to you anywhere in the UK for only £9.99

  • Hardcopy Certificate for International Students: £14.99

For students outside of the United Kingdom, this option ensures delivery of a high-quality, professionally printed certificate to your international address for only £14.99.

Who is this course for?

  • Aspiring poets eager to enhance their writing skills and deepen their understanding of poetry.
  • Literature enthusiasts seeking a comprehensive exploration of the craft of poetry.
  • Writers looking to expand their creative repertoire and explore new forms of self-expression.
  • Anyone passionate about the beauty and power of language and intrigued by the art of poetry.

Career path

  • Freelance Poet: £15,000 - £30,000 per year.
  • Poetry Workshop Facilitator: £20,000 - £35,000 per year.
  • Literary Magazine Editor: £25,000 - £40,000 per year.
  • Publishing Assistant: £18,000 - £25,000 per year.
  • Poetry Critic/Reviewer: £20,000 - £35,000 per year.
  • Writer-in-Residence: £25,000 - £40,000 per year.

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Digital certificate

Digital certificate - £4.99

Hard copy certificate

Hard copy certificate - £9.99

Hardcopy Certificate for International Students: £14.99

For students outside of the United Kingdom, this option ensures delivery of a high-quality, professionally printed certificate to your international address for only £14.99.


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