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Robert Frost on Free Verse: “Cherished Prose”

Excerpt from How Hard It Is to Keep From Being King When it’s In You and In the Situation (the King’s Son speaks:) “Don’t let him fool you: he’s a King already. But though almost all-wise, he makes mistakes. I’m not a free-verse singer. He was wrong there. I claim to be no better than I am. I write real verse in numbers, as they say. I’m talking not free verse but blank verse now. Regular verse springs from the strain of rhythm Upon a meter, strict or loose iambic.… Read more Robert Frost on Free Verse: “Cherished Prose”