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Definition of: Free Verse

Poetry Definition

A term describing various styles of poetry that are not written using strict meter or rhyme, but that still are recognizable as 'poetry' by virtue of complex patterns of one sort or another that readers can perceive to be part of a coherent whole.


by Carl Sandburg

THE FOG comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Top 5 Free Verse Examples

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Premium Member Poem The Sowing Guzzi, Debbie Free versedevotion,
Premium Member Poem Edinburgh Aechtner, Chris D. Free versededication, hope, life, love,
Premium Member Poem Hands A , Poet Destroyer Free versebeautiful, beauty, birthday, body,
Premium Member Poem CAMPFIRE A , Poet Destroyer Free verse 
Premium Member Poem Midnight Secret A , Poet Destroyer Free versebeauty, fantasy, night, passion,

Standard Definition

[n] unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern


vers libre

See Also...

poem, verse form