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What type of poetry is "Fork" by Charles Simic?

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Charles Simic is a surrealist poet which means his poetry can seem extreme or unreal. He was know for writing poems about objects, like a fork.

It is definitely not a sonnet because sonnets have 14 lines of rhymed iambic pentameter.  This poem is a free-verse poem. We know this because it has no set rhythm or rhyme scheme. Free-verse was made possible because of the poetry of Walt Whitman. 

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