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    Free Verse is a form composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern. In short, the free verse poem is "free" from fixed meter or rhyme, allowing a break from the strenuous rigidity of traditional poetry.

    The poet's main consideration in free verse is where to insert the line breaks. This style particularly lends itself to an array of diverse expression.

    Example 1 by Walt Whitman:

    excerpt from Song of Myself

    I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
    And what I assume you shall assume,
    For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
    I loaf and invite my soul,
    I lean and loaf at my ease observing a spear of summer grass.

    Example 2 by Jacquii Cooke:

    excerpt from Satisfy Me A Width of Precision (symphony of D-flat)

    with a staggered beat –
    I direct an uncouth symphony
    (Disraeli gears
    as ode for joy
    of ultimate retribution; fruition
    no longer The bygone dream.)

    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 8, 2006

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