April 22, 2008
EL150: Cause I'm freeeeeee...
Free Verse - also called open form verse, is distinguished from traditional versification in that its rhythms are not organized into the regularity of meter; most free verse also lacks rhyme.
Oh free verse, love of my life. I like free verse for two reasons. The first is obvious, it's easy. (I don't think I know anyone that doesn't like easy things, so don't judge me cause I'm using my poetry easy button.) The second is because when the reader isn't discracted by the rhythm or the rhyming business. With free verse the thoughts of, "oh what a cute little rhythm this is," or "golly, I didn't see that word coming to rhyme with that one," never happens. (Thank you, because those were annoying to even type.)
With free verse the reader is focused on the reading. Mind blowing idea I know. But I like to write free verse so whoever is reading my stuff focuses on the words, and what they mean and what all of them put together means. Free verse is perfect of us ADD kids, because all the discractions were taken away and all you have is the beautiful raw material. (LOOOVE IT!)
But now I'm going to go finish watching Dane Cook and go to mindnight breakfast - cause I love those things too.