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Free verse is not poetry

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7/1/2013 7:47:53 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
This work points out

Based on the definition of free verse it follows free verse is not poetry
"In poetry, metre (meter in American English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse "

"The word "verse" is commonly used in lieu of "poetry" to distinguish it from prose. Where the common unit of poetry, that is, verse, is based on meter or rhyme

A verse is formally a single metrical line in a poetic composition"

Free verse is usually defined as having no fixed meter and no end rhyme"

Thus free verse is not poetry/verse and those who write it are not poets as free verse is not in metre-which is the defining essence of poetry ie which makes a writing poetry

if free verse is poetry then there is no way to tell free verse from prose
also if free verse is poetry then the works Dickens or Tolstoy or any prose writer is poetry
and the telephone directory or encyclopedia are poetry
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7/1/2013 7:05:02 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
Yes, you pointed out that verses sometimes DO have a meter or rhythm. But nowhere have you shown that verses HAVE to have meter.

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