from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Free verse.
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- n. unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
His undoubted merits in detail - his half-wistful cynicism, his capacity for evoking simple emotions, his deft skill at managing the puny difficulties of vers libre - were thereupon pumped up to such an extent that his defects were lost sight of.
But we aren’t really conscious of the traditionalism of the French symbolists because French vers libre in English prose translation doesn’t rhyme.