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Description

In this course, Form, and uses of language, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. In the first section, we briefly discuss the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon before examining both his poetry and his prose. Through this, we will see how Sassoon conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this, we discuss more generally how different meanings can be conveyed using prose and poetic language.

Introduction

In this course, we will consider how language can be used in different ways for different purposes. To do this we will use the theme of memorial and commemoration. After briefly discussing the life of the poet Siegfried Sassoon we will examine both his poetry and prose. Through this, we will see how he conveys meaning in different ways for different audiences using different forms. Following this, we will discuss more generally how different meanings can be conveyed using prose and poetic language.

Learning Outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand how language can be used for different purposes
  • Understand the importance of form and word choice when addressing different audiences.

Course Curriculum

    • Siegfried Sassoon: a Case Study 01:40:00
    • Using Language in Poetry and Prose 02:00:00
    • Conclusion 00:20:00

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