by Reggie Smith

overview/history of a free-verse

Free verse is a translation of the french verse libre, which originated in late 19th century France among poets.

purpose of poetic form

It tries to capture images, convey meaning, or emotions through the use of lyrical phrases.

characteristics of poetic form

No set line length, no set rhythm, no set rhyming pattern, way of conveying ideas and feelings, carefully crafted word picture.