What type of poem is "Incident in a Rose Garden"?
“Incident in a Rose Garden” by Donald Justice is primarily a narrative poem. Such poems tell a story, similar to prose; they often contain characters, a plot, conflict, and resolution. They are frequently connected to the oral literary tradition in that the narrative element in them implies an audience who might be listening to the story being told or read aloud. This particular poem is written in free verse —there is no rhyming scheme, although the...
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