The Forms of Modern Poetry

Module code: EN3071

This module offers the opportunity to explore the structure and key components of modern poetry focusing on the English poetic forms and metres. You will gain an insight into the importance, function and development of form and metre – particularly iambic metre – in modern poetry. This module will give you a critical appreciation for the connection between formal and thematic aspects of poetry.


  • 20 hours of seminars
  • 130 hours of guided independent study


  • Essay/poetry portfolio (80%)
  • Essay/poetry portfolio (20%)