Narrative Poetry

Romeo Oriogun


Date: Saturdays, 11, 18, 25 March 2023
Time: 2PM GMT
Duration: 3 weeks
Class size: 10 max
This class will take place online via Zoom and is open to students from anywhere.

Narrative poetry uses verse to tell a story. Like prose poetry, it also incorporates elements from prose into poesy. However, while prose poetry borrows structure from prose, narrative poetry uses plot, character, and setting, aligned with poetic elements such as rhyme, alliteration, and metre, to build a story. This class will take you through the different forms of narrative poetry – epics, idylls, ballads – and it will show you how to tell stories in a condensed manner using these forms.  

For the duration of the course, you will read narrative poems by established poets and study their techniques, which will guide you in carrying out your writing exercises. This class is open to writers in all stages, and it will be taught by Romeo Oriogun, the award-winning author of critically acclaimed poetry collections Sacrament of Bodies and Nomad. You will learn about the literary devices used in narrative poems and how to build an effective plot when writing in this style.   

For this class, you will be required to write poems of your own and provide feedback on the work of your peers. And at the end of the course, you will be able to create compelling narrative poems.  

To apply for this class, click on the JOIN NOW button above. The deadline is 10th March 2023. 

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