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free verse

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Definition unrhymed poetry without a consistent metrical pattern
  • It is written in free verse.
  • She had left a city which sat up nights to talk of universal transition; of European revolution, guild socialism, free verse.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Quatrains and free verse about the struggle, tortures, the unbroken spirit, love of friends who had died for the cause.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • They told him in all earnestness that he had a mind like Shelley's, and featured his ultrafree free verse and prose poetry in the Nassau Literary Magazine.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Feeling for the first time that I could speak to listening ears, I wrote a wild, crude poem in free verse, coining images of black hands playing, working, holding bayonets, stiffening finally in death ....
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Tom produced a folded paper from his pocket and read aloud, pausing at intervals so that Amory could see that it was free verse: "So Walter Arensberg, Alfred Kreymborg, Carl Sandburg, Louis Untermeyer, Eunice Tietjens, Clara Shanafelt, James Oppenheim, Maxwell Bodenheim, Richard Glaenzer, Scharmel Iris, Conrad Aiken, I place your names here So that you may live If only as names, Sinuous, mauve-colored names, In the Juvenalia Of my collected editions."
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise

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