Two of my loves are poetry and film; so, it's great when the two work together. I will present some samples this semester of ways that filmmakers have used poetry and viewed poets on film. To start, here is a clip from a popular '90's film, "Four Weddings and a Funeral." In it, a character reads and recites a poem by the British/American poet W.H. Auden. This is a kind of elegy. I will post some exercise ideas on the Syllabus on the class web site. Meanwhile, consider looking up other elegies, and other poems by Auden. Auden is important in many ways, but among them is his broad and masterful practice of traditional prosodic forms. His poetry is good to read and borrow from in your efforts to learn.
Here is the clip, found on Youtube: