Style pp 166-182 | Cite as

Rhyme, rhythm and sound III

  • Dennis Freeborn
Part of the Studies in English Language book series (SEL)


Poetry written without a regular metre, and unrhymed, is called free verse. It is recognised visually on the page because it adopts the convention of the verse line. If this paragraph,

This is just to say I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving for breakfast. Forgive me, they were delicious, so sweet and so cold.


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© Dennis Freeborn 1996

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