Q. What’s the rhyme scheme? Whatever you want! Or none at all!
Q. What’s the rhythm? Whatever you want, but it should have rhythm.
Q. How many syllables in each line? As many as you want!
Q. How many lines should it have? As many as you want (as long as you want at least five)!
None of that matters. It’s all about expressing your thoughts and feelings using strong words and sensory language.
Here is an example. The poet takes an ordinary event and makes you think what she is thinking, feel what she is feeling.
While it sounds easy, be careful. It’s not. You really have to work hard to find that perfect words. Since there are no rules, there are no excuses for not doing it just right.
HOMEWORK – Write a Free Verse poem and post it to COMMENTS – Due Thurs.