my attempts at poetry and journaling. I enjoy both, as well as learning how to be a mom and balance everything in my life. I love my life but I sometimes feel hopelessly inadequate.
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.