Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Free Verse Poetry

Recently, someone read one of my poems and said, "I thought poetry was supposed to rhyme!" I explained that there are many types of poetry, including free verse, my poetry form of choice.

Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry in which the content free of traditional rules of versification, (freedom from fixed meter or rhyme). In moving from line to line, the poet's main consideration is where to insert line breaks. Some ways of doing this include breaking the line where there is a natural pause or at a point of suspense for the reader.