Freeverse

Definition:

Freeverse is a special type of poem. There is no noticeable rhyme pattern and no specific rhythm or line length. Freeverse poems are essentially "free" of rules.

Example:

Fog by Carl Sandburg

The fog comes

on little cat feet.

It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and then moves on.



The bolded part of this poem is the part that explains why this is Freeverse. There are sentence fragments, choppy rhythms, and no rhyme pattern. All of these attributes make up a Freeverse poem.