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Unseen poetry GCSE English Literature

I know this is a very generic question but what effect does a poem written in free verse have on a reader? Why would a poet decide to write his poem in free verse?
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I know this is a very generic question but what effect does a poem written in free verse have on a reader? Why would a poet decide to write his poem in free verse?

Perhaps so the reader can read at their own pace?
Or if being performed, so that the performer has control over the pace.
Sometimes it is just used to accentuate the theme of disorder or chaos in the poem, perhaps someone's deteriorating state of mind or maybe it's used as a rebuttal against the order that is being imposed in the story of the poem. It might be in free verse but might have things like iambs, spondees or trochees, which all affect the meter or there might be a rhyming couplet randomly in the poem which may be used to draw attention to a message in those two lines. Hope this helps!

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