But Milton remains by far the surest and greatest instrumentalist, outside the drama, on the English unrhymed line.
Their oratory was unrhymed poetry, and it had the humanity of poetry.
There is a variety of forms possible to the unrhymed verse, but that with the climax at the close is decidedly the most frequent.
The poem is a monologue, in unrhymed hexameters and pentameters.
Out of his 168 shorter poems, 126, exactly three-fourths, are written in the unrhymed Greek measures.
There are as wide, isolated variations as in the case of unrhymed material.
Of 43 unrhymed stanzas there are 19 which show a decidedly long pause at the close of some one of the verses.
Free-verse (or, as Miss Lowell prefers, 'unrhymed cadence') is a hydra-headed phenomenon.
Let poets of old days be compared with poets of new, classics with romantics, rhymed with unrhymed.
It is divided into nine dreams, and is in the unrhymed, alliterative, first English manner.
"agreement in terminal sounds," 1560s, partially restored spelling, from Middle English ryme, rime (c.1200) "measure, meter, rhythm," later "rhymed verse" (mid-13c.), from Old French rime (fem.), related to Old Provençal rim (masc.), earlier *ritme, from Latin rithmus, from Greek rhythmos "measured motion, time, proportion" (see rhythm).
In Medieval Latin, rithmus was used for accentual, as opposed to quantitative, verse, and accentual verse usually was rhymed, hence the sense shift. Persistence of older form is due to popular association with Old English rim "number," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (see read (v.)). Phrase rhyme or reason "good sense" (chiefly used in the negative) is from late 15c. (see reason (n.)). Rhyme scheme is attested from 1931. Rhyme royal (1841) is a stanza of seven 10-syllable lines rhymed a-b-a-b-b-c-c.
A similarity of sound between words, such as moon, spoon, croon, tune, and June. Rhyme is often employed in verse.