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Edited by Richard Walker, Thursday, 18 Feb 2016, 01:10
Blank verse is simply verse that doesn't rhyme.
I've never understood why, but some people seem to consider it a species of crime.
In his plays William Shakespeare positively throve upon it.
Although I admit things were different when he came to write a sonnet.
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I think just maybe that it's
We're taught that poetry fits

With metre and rhyme
That work all the time.

When it doesn't it gets quite dissonant.

Richard Walker

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