Free-verse Sentence Examples
All bets are off when it comes to free verse poetry.
A free verse poem is whatever the poet wants it to be.
This form of free verse uses metaphor to describe the lust for sexual conquest.
A rhymed poem concluding in free verse can make its point as forcefully as a closing couplet.
Instead, free verse poetry may rhyme or may not rhyme (or may mix rhyming and not rhyming lines), it may be very long or very short, and it doesn't count syllables.Advertisement
Mostly we're looking at work written according to a kind of mid-20th century free-verse orthodoxy.
Discussions regarding the effect of free verse on poetry and what defines a poet as "classic" can help to develop critical thinking in a student.
Writing free verse poetry is the perfect answer for writers who would like to give poetry a try, but do not want to feel hemmed in by the rules and constraints of other types of poems.
Other types of poems are identified by the number of lines they contain, the number of syllables each line contains, the rhyme scheme and other factors, but free verse shrugs all of these rules off.
The freedom of format, however, doesn't mean free verse poetry is simply a block of prose.Advertisement
Like all poems, free verse requires the reader to analyze the writing and develop their own understanding of it.
One popular technique with free verse poetry is to not only play with language, but to play with words visually as well.
Although it sounds like it would be the easiest to write of all types of poetry, many writers discover that free verse can pretty intimidating when they sit down to hammer some out.
For this reason, as a reader, it's often important to read free verse poetry exactly how the author intended it to appear on the page.
Words in free verse are just as important as any other kind of poetry, and any poem should have only the words necessary to get the message out, evoke the feeling desired, inspire the image - and no more.Advertisement