Login

What Is Free Verse Poetry? - Examples & Definition

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

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

Start Your Free Trial To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 70,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Free 5-day trial
It only takes a few minutes to set up and you can cancel at any time.
Already registered? Login here for access

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?

Start your free trial to access this entire worksheet
A premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

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
Support