special announcement: Friday’s A block used this agenda, but Monday’s H and E blocks did not because of people taking the AP Bio exam.  Instead, these groups read in our novel, which is what A block will do in Tuesday’s class.

learning goal: What is free verse?  What are its advantages over other kinds of verse?

for your Poetry Folder Table of Contents: Pinsky, Frost, Williams; free verse, meter, rhyme, lyric poetry

Free Verse. May 2017

conversation with police outside a Moscow courthouse (April 2012)

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2013/10/free-verse-was-doubly-forbidden-kirill-medvedev-provokes-on-behalf-of-pussy-riot/

Robert Pinsky on “sonic harmony”—i.e., chime without rhyme

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2010/10/wild-and-rhyme-free-verse/

full Pinsky essay at slate.com (how can unrhymed poetry please the ear?)

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/poem/2010/10/keener_sounds.html

“Mending Wall” by Robert Frost (blank verse)

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/44266

“An Old Man’s Winter Night” by Robert Frost (blank verse)

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/old-mans-winter-night

“To Waken an Old Lady” by William Carlos Williams (free verse)

http://www.phys.unm.edu/~tw/fas/yits/archive/williams_towakenanoldlady.html

“A Plea for Free Verse” by Y.F. Swain

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=17509

Free Verse—a definition

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/glossary-terms/detail/free-verse

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