free verse

free verse
unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
Syn: ↑vers libre
Hypernyms: ↑poem, ↑verse form

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Etymology: translation of French vers libre
: verse whose meter is irregular in some respect or whose rhythm is not metrical

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free-versifier /free"verr"seuh fuy'euhr/, n.
verse that does not follow a fixed metrical pattern.

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free verse noun
1. Verse that has no regularity of metre, rhyme, length of lines, etc
2. Rhythmic prose arranged as irregular verses
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Main Entry:free
free verse see under ↑free
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Main Entry:verse

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free verse UK US noun [uncountable] literature
a type of poetry that does not have a regular rhythm or rhyme
Thesaurus: types of poemhyponym parts of poemsmeronym

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free verse,
poetry not restricted by the usual conventions of meter, rhyme, and the like, and often emphasizing variation of cadence and rhythm; vers libre.

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n. poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter. Also called vers libre

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noun [noncount]
: poetry that does not rhyme and does not have a regular rhythm

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ˌfree ˈverse f11 [free verse] noun uncountable (technical)
poetry without a regular rhythm or ↑rhyme

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  • Free verse — is a term describing various styles of poetry that are written without using strict meter or rhyme, but that still are recognizable as poetry by virtue of complex patterns of one sort or another that readers will perceive to be part of a coherent …   Wikipedia

  • free verse — free versifier /free verr seuh fuy euhr/, n. Prosody. verse that does not follow a fixed metrical pattern. [1905 10] * * * Poetry organized according to the cadences of speech and image patterns rather than according to a regular metrical scheme …   Universalium

  • free verse — n [U] poetry that does not have a fixed structure and does not ↑rhyme →↑blank verse …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • free verse — free′ verse′ n. pro verse with no fixed metrical pattern • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • free verse — noun uncount a type of poetry that does not have a regular RHYTHM or RHYME …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • free verse — 1908; see VERS LIBRE (Cf. vers libre) …   Etymology dictionary

  • free verse — ► NOUN ▪ poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular rhythm …   English terms dictionary

  • free verse — n. poetry without regular meter, rhyme, or stanzaic forms …   English World dictionary

  • FREE VERSE —    Japanese poetry has historically been governed by metric considerations based upon the tanka tradition. Free verse does away with the strict metrical structure of tanka, lending itself to the use of colloquial grammar and vocabulary. When… …   Japanese literature and theater

  • free verse — noun A poetic form divided into lines of no particular length or meter, without a rhyme scheme. Whitman uses free verse to achieve effects impossible under even the broad restrictions of blank verse …   Wiktionary

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