Demystifying Poetry: How to Use Lyrical Language for More Powerful Creative Writing

Hanif Abdurraqib, Writer

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8 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:35
    • 2. Poetic Language

      8:31
    • 3. Abstract Poetry

      8:51
    • 4. Narrative Poetry

      9:11
    • 5. Lyric Essay

      9:23
    • 6. Live Reading

      7:40
    • 7. Closing

      1:06
    • 8. Explore More Skillshare Classes

      0:33
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Project Description

Perform the three writing exercises!

These exercises will guide you along as you begin to experiment with using poetic language in your own writing practice. Start off with the first to work your creative muscles, then jump into the second to add back in some structure, and end with the final exercise to bring everything together.

Check out the Writing Worksheet that outlines each prompt and links to the examples from the class (download the PDF here). 

Whether you perform a single exercise or complete all three, please share your work in the Project Gallery—we'd love to see what you're writing!

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