I don’t have to look them up.
Just Studying

To address a few points of ignorance on your part:

“Misuse of ellipses (i.e. “…”). Typically, ellipses produce drama for the writer but only humour for the reader.”

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

I use ellipses when it’s called for and it’s quite effective. I’m certainly no novice.

“One-word lines.”

The hell does that mean?

Do you mean a poem where a line of a stanza might only be one word? If you think that disqualifies something as a poem then I really do feel badly for you.

As I read your tripe
I am reminded
what academia cannot define:

What is funny to me is that in your “explanation” of Free Verse, you and/or your source material keeps stating that Free Verse has “elements of form” and “guiding principles” but those forms and principles seem to be missing…

or perhaps they are undefinable? Yes, basically you are stating and restating opinion.

Sorry. I might not be particularly moved by Jackson Pollock’s painting but I’m certainly not going to disqualify it as art. I’d have to be an ego-maniacal asshole to do that.

You, yourself, even quoted “Free Verse is a form of Poetry composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern.”

See? No rhyme, no meter, no pattern, no set number of lines.

Your source material from different pages (internet, must be fact!) actually contradicts itself. I think that’s fantastic. Poetry is art and refuses to be dissected and placed under a microscope by those who don’t understand art.

“A single sentence with line breaks does not constitute a poem.”

Someone call the Japanese and let them know that their centuries old tradition of Haiku and Tanka have been disqualified as poetry.

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