Blank Verse

Blank Verse

A Lesson by Thomas Fitzgerald

Blank Verse is Poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Blank verse is often unobtrusive and the iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of ordinary speech. William Shakespeare wrote most of his plays in blank verse.


Excerpt from Macbeth
William Shakespeare

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, 
To the last syllable of recorded time; 
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools 
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! 
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player 
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage 
And then is heard no more: it is a tale 
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, 
Signifying nothing.

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Posted 3 Years Ago

This sort of Poetry might be the best, for it unveils the poet's true feelings unalloyed with rhyme... Ay, poetry is beautiful and rhyme adds to that, but then, Poetry is an escape from the shackles of emotions., so, poetry as poetry is all about emotions, and free verse(blank verse) passes the quarantine!

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Posted 5 Years Ago

It should be noted that this is free verse, not blank. You can tell because blank verse does not contain punctuation.

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Posted 6 Years Ago

Isn't Blank Verse also known as Free style?

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Posted 7 Years Ago

Most of my poems would fall under this category
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