from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Verse composed of variable, usually unrhymed lines having no fixed metrical pattern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A poetic form divided into lines of no particular length or meter, without a rhyme scheme.
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- n. unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
Translation of French vers libre : vers, verse + libre, free.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A calque of French vers libre. (Wiktionary)
Ultra-extreme enjambment comes standard in free verse because free verse is, as we know, merely a heartfelt arrangement of plummy words requesting to be read slowly.