What is the meter and rhyme scheme of "Break of Day in the Trenches"?

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There isn't actually any strict meter or rhyme scheme in this, perhaps Isaac Rosenberg's most famous poem. Instead, Rosenberg uses free verse , in which there is no regular line length or number of feet to a line. Nor is there any rhyme scheme. We can find some structure in the poem, however—the last line is, in terms of its length and number of stressed syllables, an echo of the first, giving the poem the sense of having come full circle. The shape of the poem on the page, too, is interesting, with the longer lines confined to the middle of the poem, such that it seems to bow out and then curve back in again, a...

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