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1/26/2012 9:50:02 AM

Rosella Wee
Posts: 4
Free verse writing is one of the hardest poem everyone will find on earth as its form writing are difficult and advanced. I did thought of that until I went to read one of the poetry writing and learn the art of poetry writing is based on your depiction of poem rhythm, the essence is deep you may not understand but only simple poem you can feel when you read. Writing free verse is one form of poetry writing when experienced and learned poet has deep understanding of rhythm and meter, it is arguable to be see in this way; free verse is one of the profound with subtle rhyme and it is soulful expression when it was read as wholesome.

To write free verse as amateur, always study the free verse poem as you won't miss the basic of writing. The most important rule of writing free verse is know your meter, notice the subtle pattern of free verse writing. The end of first two lines don't exactly rhyme with third and forth, because the first two are couplets but it was in version form of sonnets if you notice closely. This is the pattern, subtle rhymes can be noticeable because of the word stress were in the play. Writing free verse are testing our listening skill to figure where is the stress word, the third and fourth lines are lighter than first two above.

So listen up to what your poem saying, this is profound writing which talks of your soul and the rhythm is itself and rhymes are drums in every four lines or lines you perceive talks of your soul.
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12/19/2012 11:53:23 AM

Mark Syman
Posts: 1
I find that writing a free verse is quite easy when you have an idea and a subject.
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12/31/2012 3:28:16 PM

Evan Thomas
Posts: 5
It seems that writing free verse is a good way to start for the new poet. Many times when attempting to cram thoughts into a rhyme scheme, some lines will feel contrived because the poet formed the line and thought around the rhyme instead of forming the thought and fitting it to the rhyme. Free verse therefore frees you from this side of rhyming.
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11/7/2013 11:43:58 PM

VincentMcFarley
Posts: 1
Hello, this is a really great advice for people who are writing poetry. You are right, it is one of the hardest form of poetry to write. Especially poetry dealing in ethics and history, because every culture has a different perspective in these things. For essays and poetry on ethics go to http://www.researchomatic.com/essay/ethics/
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11/9/2013 1:16:44 PM

Just That Archaic Poet
Posts: 89
Sorry, but I must disagree with this premise. I think "free-verse" and its non-rhyming ilk are the easiest poems in the world to write and that they take very little talent to compose. Any hack can slap down seemingly "profound" drivel and prattle and proclaim it as "poetry". Rhyme takes true skill and mastery. I have little respect for free-verse and its ilk.
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1/7/2014 12:24:33 PM

Sue k Green
Posts: 3
My understanding of 'free verse' is just that. Free from any set pattern with a rhythm all its own, found in the thoughts expressed and the rhythm of the word flow.
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