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    Blank Verse is said to have been introduced into English by William Surrey. Blank Verse is poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Being oftenly unobtrusive, the iambic pentameter form resembles the rhythms of ordinary speech. William Shakespeare wrote most of his plays in blank verse.

    Example 1: William Shakespeare Excerpt from Macbeth

    Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
    Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    To the last syllable of recorded time;
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
    The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
    Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
    That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
    And then is heard no more: it is a tale
    Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
    Signifying nothing.
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    Example 2 by John Berryman

    excerpt from The Ball Poem

    What is the boy now, who has lost his ball,
    What, what is he to do? I saw it go
    Merrily bouncing, down the street, and then
    Merrily over-there it is in the water!


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 6, 2006
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