Tag: Vers Libre


What is Free Verse?

T. S. Eliot said it didn’t exist. Robert Frost likened it to playing tennis with the net down. T. E. Hulme thought it was one way in which English verse might reinvent itself for the modern age. Walt Whitman is credited with inventing it. What is free verse? And what’s […]


10 Classic Examples of Free Verse

Free verse – poetry that has no regular metre or line lengths, and is often unrhymed – has been a feature of poetry since at least the nineteenth century, although earlier examples can also be found. However, much of the real innovation in free verse arguably happened in the nineteenth […]