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What makes a piece of free verse different from prose broken into lines? What makes a free verse poem "good"? Are there any rules? How does a poet decide what techniques to use, the length of lines, the internal metrical elements, and more? In this class, we'll use everything we know about formal poetry to analyze some great works of short free verse, then we'll try writing some pieces of our own. Prior experience in Poetry in Forms is recommended but not required.

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Some past iterations were also precepted by Dr. Sørina Higgins.


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