What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition


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What category of poetry is based on unrhymed lines and lack of a regular meter?

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1. Lisa, a high school student, writes a set of lines with no set rhyme scheme and a defined meter. Is this a poem? Why or why not?

2. What do we call ordinary written or spoken word?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of free verse poetry. You'll need to know the vocabulary terms used for poetry with no set rhyme, but a defined meter, as well as the word meaning grammatical constructions used for poetic effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Defining characteristics of free verse
  • Different kinds of poetry
  • History of the form

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main topics, such as the writer who made free verse well-known for American poets
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as types of verse with or without a regular, set meter

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson called What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the definition of free verse
  • Identify examples of free verse
  • Know important texts
  • Learn the definition of verse poetry