The Importance of We in Pretentious Poetry—Free Verse

We wonder if the ‘we’ that we talk about actually means ‘me.’

And of course, it does.

It’s the I-we.

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It’s the I-we that we use to make ultra-vague statements

That pretend to all kinds of all-encompassing knowledge.

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It’s the I-we that we use to make the bland and boring

Sound like we are more important than we are.

And of course, all this ‘we’ means ‘me.’

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A free verse poem has no set pattern for line or stanza length. Rhyme is not used, or it is used sparingly. The line length and the rhythm or the lines are dictated by the natural rhythm of speech or other concerns such as emphasis on a particular word, image, or idea.

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