We have begun our path to becoming poets. Today, we started Free Verse poetry.
So, let’s recap what we learned about free verse:
Free verse is an open form of poetry. It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any other musical pattern. So, it tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech.
Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
•Free verse is one of the simplest, and yet most difficult, type of poetry to write.
•There are no rules about form but it requires the poet to work hard at creating a piece that is beautiful and meaningful without any specific guidelines about rhyme and meter.
For homework, we practiced 5 free verse poems.