Blank-verse



unrhymed verse, especially the unrhymed iambic pentameter most frequently used in English dramatic, epic, and reflective verse.
Historical Examples

English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
Comic History of the United States Bill Nye
Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. H. N. Hudson
William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp
Seven Men Max Beerbohm
Martin Eden Jack London
Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. H. N. Hudson
Yesterdays with Authors James T. Fields
Notes & Queries, No. 53. Saturday, November 2, 1850 Various
The Guardian Angel Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

noun
(prosody) unrhymed verse, esp in iambic pentameters
n.

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

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