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  Verse: Poetry Anthologies and Thousands of Poems. Bartleby.com
This collection of verse is Housman’s signature work reflecting on passing of youth in the English countryside.
A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods, with Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Harvey.
Collections of verse by one of the greatest lyric poets of twentieth-century literature.
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  Blank verse - LoveToKnow 1911
BLANK VERSE, the unrhymed measure of iambic decasyllable in five beats which is usually adopted in English epic and dramatic poetry.
The iambic blank verse of Italy was, however, mainly hendecasyllabic, not decasyllabic, and under French influences the habit of rhyme soon returned.
Such verses as "Arraying with reflected purple and gold Shoots invisible virtue even to the deep Universal reproach, far worse to bear Me, me only, just object of his ire" are not mistaken in rhythm, nor to be scanned by forcing them to obey the conventional stress.
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 Blank Verse - MSN Encarta
Blank Verse, in literature, unrhymed poetry, typically in iambic pentameter, and, as such, the dominant verse form of English dramatic and narrative poetry since the mid-16th century.
Blank verse was adapted by Italian Renaissance writers from classical sources; it became the standard form of such dramatists as Ludovico Ariosto, Torquato Tasso, and Battista Guarini.
From Italy, blank verse was brought into English literature by the poet Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, who first used it in his translation of books II and IV of the Aeneid, by the Roman poet Virgil.
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 BLANK VERSE,
Blank verse was adapted by Italian Renaissance writers from classical sources; it became the standard form of such dramatists as Ludovico Ariosto, Torquato Tasso, and Battista Guarini.
From Italy blank verse was brought into English literature by the poet Henry Howard, earl of Surrey, who first used it in his translation of Vergil’s Aeneid.
Blank verse has also been extensively used for dramatic poetry in Germany since the 18th century, notably in Nathan der Weise, by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and in the works of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich von Schiller, and Gerhart Hauptmann.
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 Blank verse Details, Meaning Blank verse Article and Explanation Guide
Blank verse is a type of poetry, distinguished by having a regular meter, but no rhyme.
Christopher Marlowe was the first English author to make full use of the potential of blank verse, and also established it as the dominant verse form for English drama in the age of Elizabeth I and James I.
The major achievements in English blank verse were made by William Shakespeare, who wrote much of the content of his plays in unrhymed iambic pentameter, and Milton, whose Paradise Lost is written in blank verse.
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 Blank Verse
Blank Verse is Poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter.
Blank verse is often unobtrusive and the iambic pentameter form often resembles the rhythms of ordinary speech.
Poetry is piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of variety of techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia.
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 Blank Verse
Marlowe's "mighty line," which demonstrated blank verse's range and flexibility, made blank verse the standard for many English writers, including both Shakespeare and Milton, and it remained a very practiced form up until the twentieth century when Modernism rebelled and openly experimented with the tradition.
Blank verse can be composed in any meter and with any amount of feet per line (any line length), though the iamb is generally the predominant foot.
Blank verse can be very helpful in that way, particularly if you feel you don't know what to write.
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 Introduction to Prosody (Blank Verse)
Blank verse was introduced into English verse by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, who along with his older friend Sir Thomas Wyatt also introduced the sonnet and other Italian poetic forms into English poetry in the sixteenth century.
Poems written in blank verse are often divided into "verse paragraphs" of varying lengths, as distinct from stanzas, which usually have regular lengths and are defined by their rhyme scheme and metrical pattern.
In the nineteenth century, blank verse was frequently used by both the Romantic and the Victorian poets.
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 Poetry Knowledge Zone - Class 15 : Blank Verse by Smitha Chakravarthula
Blank verse or unrhymed iambic pentameter, which was widely used by Milton and Shakespeare in their poetry is the most popular form of poetry in English, probably because English language naturally falls in an iambic pattern and therefore it sounds very rhythmic and natural.
Blank verse has been called the most "natural" verse form for dramatic works, since it supposedly is the verse form most close to natural rhythms of English speech, and it has been the primary verse form of English drama and narrative poetry since the mid-Sixteenth Century.
Blank Verse, so called due to the absolute he absence of the rhyme which the ear expects at the end of successive lines, is the unrhymed measure of iambic decasyllable in five beats which is usually adopted in English epic and dramatic poetry.
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 Introduction to Prosody (Blank Verse)
Blank verse was introduced into English verse by Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, who along with his older friend Sir Thomas Wyatt also introduced the sonnet and other Italian poetic forms into English poetry in the sixteenth century.
Poems written in blank verse are often divided into "verse paragraphs" of varying lengths, as distinct from stanzas, which usually have regular lengths and are defined by their rhyme scheme and metrical pattern.
In the nineteenth century, blank verse was frequently used by both the Romantic and the Victorian poets.
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 Shakespearean Verse and Prose
Blank verse resembles prose in that the final words of the lines do not rhyme in any regular pattern (although an occasional rhyming couplet may be found).
BLANK VERSE is employed in a wide range of situations because it comes close to the natural speaking rhythms of English but raises it above the ordinary without sounding artificial (unlike the "singsong" effect produced by dialogue in rhyme).
Blank verse, as opposed to prose, is used mainly for passionate, lofty or momentous occasions and for introspection; it may suggest a refinement of character.
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 BLANK VERSE - Online Information article about BLANK VERSE
Verona, adopted blank verse conclusively about the time that the career of Marlowe was closing, and he carried it to the greatest perfection in variety, suppleness and fulness.
Ford, who endeavoured to revive the old severity of blank verse, was not followed.
drama that blank verse has been pushed to its most artificial and technical perfection, and it is there that Milton's theories are to be studied best; yet it must be confessed that learning excludes beauty in some of the very audacious irregularities which he here permits himself in Samson Agonistes.
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 -POETRY POINTERS - THE FORMS OF POETRY -
Blank verse is essentially the unrhymed counterpart of many types of poems written in tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, or whatever number of regular feet to the line.
If you're inclined toward free verse (and we invite new poets to try their wings in free expression early), but you are having trouble knowing what to keep and what to throw out--come back to blank verse-- you'll learn that here.
Blank verse is probably the best combination of natural expression and ordered thinking you will find-- with a minimum excess of either.
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 Blank verse in English poetry
Blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter), used in Shakespeare's dramas and Milton's Paradise Lost, is one of the most common metrical patterns in English poetry.
Surrey used blank verse (which his publisher called “this strange meter”) in his translation of the fourth and second books of Virgil’s “Aeneid” (1554, 1557),perhaps modeling it on the “versi sciolti” (“freed verse”) of Molza’s Italian translation.
Blank verse must not, however, be confused with English “free verse” (“vers libre”; “open form” poetry), which lacks both a rhyme scheme and an identifiable metrical pattern, whereas blank verse has a very specific metrical pattern.
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A sample of iambic pentameter in the form of blank verse.
(Blank verse = poetry which satisfies BOTH the following conditions: the lines do not rhyme AND the lines have the same number of feet.
Blank verse is usually but not always in the form of iambic pentameter.) Copyright © 1995, 2003 Hugh Cook.
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 Blank verse
Blank verse, the basic pattern of language in Shakespeare's plays, is (in its regular form) a verse line of ten syllables with five stresses and no rhyme (hence "blank").
Most early drama was written in rhyming verse, often in "fourteeners"--lines of fourteen syllables, also known as "poulters' measure" because it sounds like hens clucking.
But Norton and Sackville chose blank verse for their tragedy, Gorboduc, praised by Sir Philip Sidney for its rhetoric, and by the time Marlowe brought real brilliance to the language of the stage, blank verse had become the metre of choice.
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 BBC - h2g2 - Blank Verse and Iambic Pentameter
Blank Verse is a style of writing that emerged during the Renaissance and quickly became the medium of choice for any serious playwright or poet.
Marlowe's poetry (blank verse is a form of poetic prose) captured the imagination of his audience, combining as it did the rhythm of everyday speech with the imagery and emotive power of poetry and liturgy.
Before long, most British playwrights were using blank verse for their own plays, though few to such powerful effect as Christopher Marlowe and his successor, William Shakespeare.
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 Glossary of Poetic Terms from BOB'S BYWAY, Letter B
In lyric poetry, blank verse is adaptable to lengthy descriptive and meditative poems.
Sidelight: Blank verse and free verse are often misunderstood or confused.
A good way to remember the difference is to think of the word blank as meaning that the ends of the lines where rhymes would normally appear are "blank," i.e., devoid of rhyme; the free in free verse refers to the freedom from fixed patterns of traditional versification.
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 OUP | Blank Verse
A protean meter, blank verse lends itself to lyric, dramatic, narrative, and meditative modes; to epigram as well as to epic.
Blank Verse is the first book since 1895 to offer a detailed study of the meter’s technical features and its history, as well as its many uses.
With its compact but inclusive survey of more than four centuries of poetry, Blank Verse is filled with practical advice for poets of our own day who may wish to attempt the form or enhance their mastery of it.
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 Blank verse - Victoria and Albert Museum
Blank verse is unrhyming verse in iambic pentameter lines.
It is also often used for poems of description and reflection and for dramatic monologues: poems in the form of a speech by a single character.
Blank verse was introduced into England by the Earl of Surrey in about 1540.
www.vam.ac.uk /activ_events/adult_resources/creative_writing/prose_poetry_techniques/blank_verse/index.html   (330 words)

  
 Connections: Poetry: Forms: Blank Verse
Blank verse describes unrhymed poetry whose lines share the same meter; for English poetry, practically speaking, it is generally safe to assume that the meter is iambic pentameter.
(Do not confuse blank verse with free verse, which does not have a regular meter.) Blank verse is frequently said to mirror the roughly iambic speech patterns of conversational English.
English poets began to use blank verse in the sixteenth century.
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 Guide to Literary Terms Blank Verse
Blank verse (also called unrhymed iambic pentameter) - unrhymed lines of ten syllables each with the even-numbered syllables bearing the accents.
Blank verse is considered best for dramatic verse in English since it is the verse form closest to the rhythms of everyday English speech and has been the dominant verse form of English drama and narrative poetry since the mid-Sixteenth Century.
Such verse is blank in rhyme only, having a definite meter, although variations in meter are sometimes used.
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 Shakespeare: Shakespearean Blank Verse: management of metre, pause, trisyllabic substitution and the redundant syllable
But the third peculiarity which distinguishes the accomplished blank verse of Shakespeare is the most important of all.
But the play of the verse, the spring and reach and flexibility of it, are as that of a good fishing-rod to that of a brass curtainpole.
Of that magic his manipulation of all verse that he tried—sonnet, stanza, couplet, lyric, what not—is, perhaps, the capital example, but it reaches its very highest point in regard to blank verse.
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 Lynch, Literary Terms — Blank Verse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
verse of five feet per line, with the stress on the second beat of each foot.
It's one of the most common kinds of verse in English: many passages of Shakespeare's plays are in blank verse, as is Milton's Paradise Lost and Wordsworth's Prelude.
Under no circumstances should you confuse blank verse with
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 Anatomy of a Blank Verse Poem
Shakespeare, as you might remember before taking that doze in freshman English, wrote a great deal of his material in blank verse, which is unrhymed iambic pentameter.
The stress pattern begins as basic blank verse, but the spondee/trochee ending in the last two feet is something I rarely do.
Blank verse used in conjunction with rhetorical devices and heightened language renders the poem a deliberate affectation of dramatic verse.
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