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Poetry: Meaning and Messages

Poets, like all writers, want to communicate thoughts or emotions to their readers. But they do so in ways very different from those of prose writers. Rhythm and rhyme, harmonious sounds, figurative language, symbolism, indirection and other techniques are all as important to poetry as the messages themselves. In the first meeting, these techniques will be studied, with illustrative poems and in the second session, members will submit (if they choose) some poetic efforts of their own. Course content will be presented for poetry enthusiasts—not as a serious academic exercise!


UC Davis Extension Faculty


Thu., 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Feb 28 to Mar 07


Davis - Unitarian Universalist Church 27074 Patwin Rd., Davis CA 95616



Fee $40.00

Enrollment Policies

Drop requests (withdraw with a credit to student account to be used during the remaining academic year) will be approved if the request is received before the course begins. All other drop requests (including requests for a refund) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the OLLI director. Contact the OLLI office at (530) 752-9695.

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