Types of Poetry Blank Verse

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Types of Poetry: Blank Verse : 

Types of Poetry: Blank Verse Unit 2 Lesson 3

Blank Verse : 

Blank Verse Definition: Unrhymed iambic pentameter, also called heroic verse. 10-syllable line It is considered the closest to English speech patterns. Examples include John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Example Blank Verse : 

Example Blank Verse Birches (EXCERPT from www.poetryfoundation.org) by Robert Frost When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy's been swinging them. But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a rain. They click upon themselves As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel. Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust— Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.

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