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  1. Sayso

    Sayso Contributing Member

    Jan 11, 2007
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    Blank Verse

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Sayso, Apr 19, 2007.

    Blank verse is poetry that has been written in unrhymed iambic pentameter (thats five feet, with a foot being an unstressed beat followed by a stressed beat).
    William Shakespeare wrote most of his plays in blank verse.


    A good example of blank verse is Robert Frosts 'Birches' poem. Here are the first few lines followed by a link to the rest.

    When I see birches bent to left and right
    Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
    I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
    But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay


    Saying that though, it doesn't always have to be in that set meter. Others are acceptable to some.


    The comment on Yoda half way down had me curled up!:D :D (Yoda I miss *sigh*)

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