What is Free-Verse Poetry? – by Melissa Donovan…

on Writing Forward:

Most of my favorite poems are written in free verse, which means they do not fall under the constraints of form poetry. Not that I have anything against form poetry — it’s a lovely tradition, and I like reading and writing it — but not as much as I enjoy reading and writing free-verse poetry.

In free verse, there are no rules or guidelines to follow — no set meter or rhyme scheme that one must adhere to. There’s a kind of freedom in free verse that allows us to tap into language in a way that form poetry and prose simply do not offer.

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