Free Verse

Free verse — most common in the twentieth century, but by no means unique to it — has no fixed metrical foot, and often no fixed number of feet per verse.

Free verse is sometimes called by its French name, vers libre.

Under no circumstances should you confuse free verse with blank verse.


From the Guide to Literary Terms by Jack Lynch.
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