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Created on 2010-04-02 00:07:14 (#494657), last updated 2010-04-19 (391 weeks ago)

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Name:Blank Verse Blog Week
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Community description:for collecting blank verse blog posts
We have an FAQ in verse, and one
in prose
, but here's some brief explainy text:

On Blank Verse Blog Week, bloggers write in -- guess --
Of course -- blank verse. No prizes or awards;
We're not a NaNoWriMo here. Just folks,
Some silly people with a silly plan.

Blank verse? The E. E. Cummings stuff, correct?

In fact, a common misconception, but
Blank verse is not the meter-free "free verse"
Preferred (though not exclusively) by Ed-
ward Estlin Cummings. "Blank", instead, has still
No rhyme, but meter strict: a line of blank
Has iambs five (am I the only one
Who's bothered that one can't describe this scheme
While writing in it?) Poems famed for verse
in blank include the Idylls Of the King,
By Tennyson, and much of Shakespeare's work.
But drivel, too, can have strict meter, as
is prov'd herein. Go nuts -- have fun with verse!
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