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It is a common misunderstanding that free verse has no form or rhythm.

In
fact it has both. It is true that the rhythm of free verse does not come
from metre, from rhyme or from stanza patterns, but it still has a
rhythm obtained from the repetition of words, phrases or grammatical
structures, from parallelisms, from the arrangement of words on the
printed page or from other unconventional techniques. In the following
excerpt from a poem by Walt Whitman, for instance, there is a strong sense
of rhythm although an abstract pattern of regularity cannot be established.
Beat! beat! drums! blow! bugles! blow!
Through the windowsthrough doorsburst like a ruthless
force,
Into the solemn church, and scatter the congregation,
Into the school where the scholar is studying;
. It allows freedom from conventional forms but requires that a new form be
created for every poem.The poetry of the Bible uses this form extensively
and with the early English translations of the Bible (culminating in the King
James Version of 1611) the form was introduced into English poetry, as
well. The Psalms and The Song of Solomon in the King James Version of
the Bible are, for example, free verse translations. By the mid-1900's, free
verse had become the standard verse form in poetry, especially in the
works of such American poets as Robert Lowell, Theodore Roethke, and
William Carlos Williams.
the individuality of a poet may often be better expressed in free
verse than in conventional forms. walt Whitman. His verse
characterized by long lines and extended rhythmical patterns
emlployeing frequent parallelism to correspond inclusive subject
matter.
(image is the poems reason for existence )
Perhaps most telling of all is Eliots 1917 essay Reflections
on Vers Libre.

It is this contrast between fixity and fluxwhich is the very life of


verse,"
The author is given poetic license to be able to denote the
distortion of fact, alteration of the conventions of grammar or
language, or to reword pre existing text to improve his piece.
Sometimes, poetic license is applied to preserve the flow of
rhythm and thoughts - See more at:
http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/the-salient-power-and-enigmaticenticement-of-free-verse-poetry/#sthash.rQ9XeVmU.dpuf Walt
Whitman, the Father of American free verse poetry, in his A
Noiseless Patient Spider, best exemplifies his proficiency in this
area with his uncontrolled use metaphoric phrases while the
Mother of American free verse Emily Dickinson, effectively
employed slant rhymes and metrical variations in her Come
Slowly Eden. - See more at: http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/thesalient-power-and-enigmatic-enticement-of-free-versepoetry/#sthash.rQ9XeVmU.dpuf Regarded as the rebellious son of
free verse was Ezra Pound - See more at:
http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/the-salient-power-and-enigmaticenticement-of-free-verse-poetry/#sthash.rQ9XeVmU.dpuf Wallace
Steven was considered one of the best modern free verse poets
known for his piece, The Snow Man. - See more at:
http://asianjournal.com/lifestyle/the-salient-power-and-enigmaticenticement-of-free-verse-poetry/#sthash.rQ9XeVmU.dpuf Rolando
Carbonell St.-John Perse, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg,
and William Carlos Williams are representative
88The poem omits rhyming or alliteration to suit the
characteristics of fog, In this poem, Sandburg uses a metaphor,
comparing fog with the stealth and swiftness of a cat. The
purpose of free verse is not to disregard all traditional rules of
poetry; instead, free verse is based on a poet's own rules of
personal thought patterns and breath patterns
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Williams) who saw the open form as allowing for the more nimble
representation of a modern fragmented and accelerated world.