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[mass noun] Verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentameters.
- ‘She's written the screenplay in rhyming blank verse, a daring choice that's bound to offend critics hooked on ‘realism.’’
- ‘I wrote a kind of heroic Shakespearean text in blank verse and rhyme about the city's history.’
- ‘He tabulated the total number of lines of blank verse, rhymed verse, and prose in each play, along with short and long lines, and lines with redundant syllables.’
- ‘I wrote poems, sonnets in blank verse and long, narrative poems about people I knew, descriptive pieces.’
- ‘And so we study Shakespeare for the plot, and not for the incredible way in which he mastered writing and managed to write his plays in blank verse?’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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