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Free Verse Definition

Poetry Definition of Free Verse

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.

Example

Fog
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 Poem Examples

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Premium Member Poem A Long Loud Sigh Yvonne, Maurice Free verseintrospection, , drug,
SWITCH magazine Aechtner, Chris D. Free versededication, hope, life, love,

Standard Definition

[n] unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern

Synonyms

vers libre

See Also...

poem, verse form

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