Thursday, September 17, 2009

Freedom, in verse

It has been brought to my attention that my description of free verse is not terribly helpful. Free verse is not prose because it is arranged in a poetic format. It does not have to have a prescribed rhythm or rhyme scheme but if you want it to have one, it can. It's rather more fun, in my opinion, to play around with variations on meter, and I generally prefer not to rhyme. That's why it is one of my favorite types of poem, and generally the kind to which I gravitate. The difference between this and blank verse is that blank verse is written in iambic pentameter. I hope that helps! You can also look at Wikipedia's version of it here

Haiku News

$8k tax credit
claimed by 1.4 million;
what a great idea.

Pint-sized T-rex found
in China, just nine feet tall;
scientists surprised.

Isn't it always
the case that murder suspects
are nice, quiet guys?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the clarification on free verse; I'll see what comes of it.

Haiku News Commentary

I guess T-Rex found
It easier to "size up"
Than to start from scratch.