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

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cmebecarolyn | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 4, 2008 at 3:16 AM via web

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

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morrol | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 4, 2008 at 3:23 AM (Answer #1)

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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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