Iam asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 1 month ago

What is the difference between blank verse, free verse?

Also, what is the difference between either of those and prose? I have read poems that don't rhyme, and though some were pretty good, I couldn't get rid of this feeling at the back of my head that I am just reading lines of ruffly similar length. What makes rhymeless poetry verse and not prose except for the way lines are arranged on the page?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Blank verse, meter but no rhyme scheme. Often the meter is iambic pentameter, da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM da-DUM

    Free verse has neither meter nor rhyme scheme. It's poetry because of its line breaks and use of other poetic devices.

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