Free & Blank Verse Poetry Flashcards

Free & Blank Verse Poetry Flashcards
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Blank Verse Poetry
Poetry that fits in this category uses a structured meter but doesn't include rhymed lines. It usually makes use of iambic pentameter. Shakespeare used this form in some of his poems.
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Iambic Pentameter
A poetic meter that has ten syllables split into five sets. Each set has an unstressed and stressed foot, in that order. It's often used in blank verse.
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This set of flashcards was carefully designed to help you review the characteristics of blank verse poetry. You'll be able to go over the definition of iambic pentameter and how it is used in blank verse. These cards can also give you the chance to consider free verse poetry. You can focus on the contributions of Walt Whitman to this poetic form. The applications of intentional line breaks will also be discussed by the cards contained in this set.

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Working with this set of flashcards can give you the chance to quickly quiz yourself on the differences between free verse and blank verse poetic forms. These flashcards can be used at any time and at the locations most convenient for you. You can brush up on the definition of iambic pentameter and uses of line breaks in preparation for upcoming exams or tests. You'll also be able to make sure you stay familiar with the contributions of important poets of these forms, such as Whitman and Shakespeare.

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Iambic Pentameter
A poetic meter that has ten syllables split into five sets. Each set has an unstressed and stressed foot, in that order. It's often used in blank verse.
Blank Verse Poetry
Poetry that fits in this category uses a structured meter but doesn't include rhymed lines. It usually makes use of iambic pentameter. Shakespeare used this form in some of his poems.
Free Verse Poetry
This style of poetry demonstrates unregulated meter. It also chooses not to utilize rhyming lines. Walt Whitman is credited with bringing this kind of poetry to popularity.
Intentional Line Breaks
These breaks give poetry its distinctive look, as they keep it from being written in a paragraph. Both conventional poetry and verse make use of this.
Walt Whitman

An American poet who made heavy use of free verse, bringing it to the attention of the public

He wrote the collection Leaves of Grass

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