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kayden | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 16, 2008 at 9:01 AM via web

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What three elements of free verse are used by Walt Whitman in the poem "Aboard at a Ship's Helm"?

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kwoo1213 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted March 20, 2008 at 9:54 AM (Answer #1)

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Lack of regular line length, lack of rhyme scheme, and rhythm based on "pattern elements" such as "sounds, words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs, rather than on the traditional units of metrical feet."

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