blank verse

noun

Definition of blank verse

: unrhymed verse specifically : unrhymed iambic pentameter verse

Examples of blank verse in a Sentence

the blank verse of Shakespeare and Milton
Recent Examples on the Web This month, the recommendations include a long novel told in blank verse, Shakespeare plays turned into prose, a rollicking science fiction caper, and a bold memoir. Rochelle M. O’gorman, The Christian Science Monitor, "‘The Lehman Trilogy’ leads the top audiobooks of October," 20 Oct. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020 Father Cardenal began writing poetry as a young man, tracing the tormented history of Nicaragua and Latin America as epics in blank verse. Elias E. Lopez, BostonGlobe.com, "Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan priest, poet, revolutionary, at 95," 4 Mar. 2020

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1588, in the meaning defined above

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“Blank verse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blank%20verse. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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blank verse

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blank verse

: poetry that does not rhyme but that has a regular rhythm

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