Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(6/19/2012 10:52:00 PM)
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yes free verse is not poetry and the modernist free verse writers are not poets
free verse is even a contradiction in terms
free[no metre] verse[metre]
you are correct when you say
" If I understand what you are saying Anna, free verse is not poetry. Is that correct?If you say free verse is not poetry, than most poets today are not poets at all."
look up the standard definition of poetry ie it is in metre
you admit free verse has no metre thus it is not poetry by the standard definition of what poetry is
" Free verse is poetry without form, written without rhyme or meter, "
and T.S. Elliot writing in free verse means he is not a poet