Exploring Rhyme (Years 10-13)

University of Birmingham
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Wednesday 6th November 2019 (13:00-15:00)
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Exploring rhyme

Event Capacity: 20

Year Group: 10, 11, 12 and 13

Subject(s): English Literature, Poetry

Attendee Requirements: Attendees should be studying GCSE or A-Level English Literature

About: This masterclass will take students on a tour through the expressive possibilities of rhyme. It will encourage students to develop ways of thinking creatively about an aspect of poetry which might at first glance appear rather frivolous or tangential, showing how, in the study of literature, attention to apparently small things can often illuminate much larger concerns.

In the session students will think about different kinds of rhyme, asking how we might define what rhyme is, how we might distinguish between different sorts of rhyme, and how rhyme might go wrong. They will also consider role played by rhyme in a selection of accessible poems, introduced by the session lead then working in small groups as well as considering some quotes from poets and literary critics about what rhyme is and the way it works.

Additional Information: Schools will be limited to 5 places for this class. Individual bookings can be made by students in Year 12 and 13.

To find out more about any of the Masterclasses, please e-mail the Masterclass team.