Language analysis of free verse; The reasons behind free verse adoption




Language analysis, Free verse, Text analysis, Arabic literature, Rhetorical device.


This paper presents an overview of free verse and how it emerged and evolved in Arabic literature and examines the differences between free verse and standard poetry. It presents language analysis of using free verse in Arabic literature and discusses the reasons behind free verse adoption. The researcher analyzed pieces of free verse to study the reasons behind using it instead of standard poetry. The analysis includes pieces of free verse to understand the meaning of the texts and its different layers. Not like standard poetry, regular rhythm or meter is not required in free verse. The movement of using free verse started by simplifying poetry rules by producing poems with a single foot or simple meter and rhyme. The analysis shows that poets used free verse because it gives them more freedom to express their thoughts , to use their personal style of musical rhythms, to use different rhythms and meters that go with their emotions and themes and to best express their poetic experiences. It also shows that free verse enables poets to use descriptive language, metaphors, historical depths elements, signs of cultural effects, new meanings without chains and to adopt words repetition as a rhetorical device meaningfully.


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Author Biography

Monera Almohawes, University of Hai’l, Saudi Arabia.

Department of English, University of Hai’l, Saudi Arabia.


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How to Cite

Almohawes, M. (2024). Language analysis of free verse; The reasons behind free verse adoption. Amazonia Investiga, 13(76), 348–355.