The Flowers of Rhetoric Applied to Your Poems

The Flowers of Rhetoric Applied to Your Poems

Rhetoric tekkers, for poems that bloom. 

* This course will take place on the video-conferencing platform ZOOM *  

From poetry to hip-hop lyrics, Shakespeare to Keats, Elvis to Eminem , Soul Patel explains the secrets that make a phrases like “Friends, Romans, countrymen…”, “Man’s inhumanity to man” or even “Love me tender” so memorable.

All will be explained in this 2 half-day course where we will look at how “the flowers of rhetoric” can be used to convince, teach, impress, or goad the listener and show how you too can write like Keats or flow like Jay-Z.

Whether you’re aiming for poetry immortality or just an unforgettable one-liner, your poems will sound more melodic and beautiful and you’ll have the tools to create a powerful impact on readers of your work.

During the course participants will apply the rhetorical techniques to their existing work and receive feedback.

2 Half-day Zoom sessions, running 10.30am to 1pm (BST), on 1 & 8 June 2024. To apply for a concession rate, please send relevant documentation showing your eligibility for one of our concessions to [email protected]. Conditions of eligibility are detailed here. More information about how our Video Courses work can be found on the Video Courses page. If you have any questions or wish to be added to the waiting list of a sold-out course, please email [email protected]. 

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About Soul View Profile

Soul Patel is a long-standing member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen (MPK). His poetry explores the Indian diaspora, and the intersection of race, religion, politics, and the migration of peoples, especially his own family’s experience. 

His poems have been published in magazines such as Magma and The Rialto and in the MPK anthology. His poems have won prizes in the Magma and Troubadour Poetry Competitions, and were commended in the Ambit Poetry and Magma Pamphlet Competitions. He was also longlisted six times in four years in the National Poetry Competition between 2016-2019, the only person to do so. He was one of 14 shortlisted poets for The Complete Works 3. He has been invited to read his poetry at Cambridge University and at Keats House. 

Outside of poetry he is an innovation consultant and entrepreneur speaking on innovation at conferences. He also teaches storytelling and a course on Finding Your Purpose, the latter having been attended by over 500 people to date from 20 different countries. He was formerly a UK debating champion with European Youth Parliament and is now the lead for their alumni organisation.  He practices the Brazilian martial art Capoeira and lives in London. 

"It felt great to be part of such a generous and creative community. I felt like my fellow poets were cheering each other on, and it was really neat to hear how others read my poetry. I enjoyed seeing different styles and hearing different stories."

- Autumn 2023 Survey Response

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