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free verse

noun

: poetry that does not rhyme and does not have a regular rhythm

Full Definition of FREE VERSE

:  verse whose meter is irregular in some respect or whose rhythm is not metrical

First Known Use of FREE VERSE

1908

Other Literature Terms

apophasis, bathos, bildungsroman, bowdlerize, caesura, coda, doggerel, euphemism, poesy, prosody

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