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Gulsher John Gulsher John Male, 69, Pakistan (7/11/2014 12:57:00 PM)

Is it possible to dress the traditional IAMBIC form in the contemporary FREE verse?
(to exclude Rhyming and maintain the iambic Rhythm)

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  • Rookie - 1st Stage Jefferson Carter (7/11/2014 8:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Gulsher, when it's iambic PENTAMETER without rhyme, it's called blank verse. Otherwise, I don't know what you mean by the " traditional" iambic form. A poem of various length all iambic lines would not be any kind of formal poem that I know, but it would be hard to call it free verse. Lamont would call it musical; I'd probably call it constipated.

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  • Bronze Star - 4th Stage Mandolyn ... (7/11/2014 7:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i know nothing about nothing
    i just write

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    • Rookie - 1st Stage Jefferson Carter (7/11/2014 8:03:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Mandy, I know yer kidding, but most of the poets here brag about their ignorance as if it's a virtue. It's not. It's a limitation.

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