Definition of Blank verse

1. Noun. Unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter).

Generic synonyms: Poem, Verse Form

Definition of Blank verse

1. Noun. A poetic form with regular meter, particularly iambic pentameter, but no fixed rhyme scheme. ¹

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Literary usage of Blank verse

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1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"blank verse About a third of Twelfth Night is in blank verse — the unrhymed, iambic five-stress (decasyllabic) verse, or iambic pentameter, introduced into ..."

2. The Influence of Milton on English Poetry by Raymond Dexter Havens (1922)
"To-day, when blank verse is the recognized medium for long poems, the one in which many of the pieces we like best are written, we have difficulty in ..."

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