By Gage Proctor

History of Free-Verse Poems

It was mainly used in the twentieth century. It was traced back all the way to the seventeenth century.

Purpose of Free-Verse Poems

The purpose of free-verse poems is to show and not tell. It is used to put a picture in the audiences mind to what is going on.

Example: (What a novel would say) 'They had so much fun today.' (What a free-verse poem would say) 'They wore smiles all the way home.

Characteristics of Free-Verse Poems

Free-Verse poems don't have a set line length.

They don't have a regular meter or a rhythm.

They don't have any set rules.

Free-Verse poems don't follow proper rhyme scheme.

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