How Writers Write Poetry 2015 MOOC-Pack

CLASS FOUR: Formalism and Meter

Welcome to Class Four: Formalism and Meter. Below you will find the materials for this class session in the suggested class progression. You can use these materials to lead or host a study-group or workshop. To download the materials, click the buttons and open the downloaded files.

1. Watch the Video

This is the class four video. Click the button to open it in Vimeo, where you can play the video or click the download button to download it. If you have a weak internet connection, downloading the video will allow you to watch it on your computer or phone without using the internet. If you have trouble playing or downloading the video, you can use one of the alternate options below.


A. You can download the audio-only file from the main video, which is a smaller file size and should be easier to download with a limited internet connection. This will allow you to listen to the video content without streaming or downloading the video.

B. You can view and download the video transcript, which is a text-only file. This will allow you to read the video content without streaming or downloading video and audio.

2. Review the Assignment

This is the suggested writing assignment for class four. The assignment is related to the class four video.

3. Browse the Readings

This is a list of readings for class four. The readings are resources related to the class four video and assignment that you might find useful or interesting. For each listed reading, a link to the full online text is provided.

4. Discuss Class Four

This is a selection of discussion topics based on the video, assignment, and readings of class four. You can use these topics to lead a discussion of the class content.