blank verse

Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Words related to blank verse

unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)

Related Words

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The result infused his poetry with music that combined the power of blank verse with the flexibility of a conversational free verse line:
Ultimately, what links these wide-ranging motifs is the way that blank verse, the mapping of landscape, and the elocution movement share an underlying project of democratic access to newly central aspects of the national imaginary, made possible by the emergent importance of a range of marks and measures applied to poetry, landscape, and elocution.
It uses the blank verse form that Sarah does so well but is, we assume, new for Brian, to tell the story of Nicu and Jess.
KING Charles III's poncey "blank verse" making everyone sound like Yoda: "When pen approaches paper thus, about to store for ever my assent, the pen dries up.
His demonstrated his poetic personality with recitations of some blank verse inspired by Asna Badar, one of the most prominent poets in India in this genre, following in the footsteps of the late Fatima Shera from Hyderabad.
(The New York Times wasn't entirely impressed, bemoaning "the colloquial patois robbing the lines of all semblance to blank verse, though enabling the actor to color his playing with many realistic touches that are highly effective if not too closely analyzed.") Adler was nicknamed "nesher hagodl ("the great eagle"), after his stately presence and soaring talent.
He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse. Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self-determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day.
we do not smuggle into our definition the kind of surreptitious iambics, sloppy unrhymed sonnets or other half-measures that sometimes pose as free." But not only does Lawrence introduce "surreptitious iambics" into his free verse but also he quite noticeably introduces blank verse. Lawrence often situates blank verse at important points of his poem.
Participants will present papers and deliver speeches about the language of Shahriar in his masterpiece Heydar Babaya Salam, his influence on Azeri literature, his use of blank verse and his role in unity among nations.
In John Davidson's "A Ballad in Blank Verse" (1894) a young Scottish poet is torn between commitment to sensuous aestheticism and duty to aged parents who desire his confirmation in the church above all else.
Blank verse because it isn't meant to be read at one go.
Milton, who indelibly infected English prosody with the HIV of blank verse, is the author of one of the most beautiful poems in the language, whose appearance created nearly as many opportunities for future English poets as it has destroyed.
For an appreciation of modern poetry you've got to pretend not to be shocked at rude, rap or blank verse.
Written in blank verse, Marwood's poems are ostensibly for primary children, however, secondary school readers would also benefit from reading, discussing and analyzing the carefully crafted poetry.
ENJOY a ridiculously bawdy romp in blank verse as Russell Kane writes, directs and stars in Fakespeare with Sadie Hasler.