Write a short essay that responds to the following prompt. The rubric and requirements for this essay can the Grading Rubrics page under “Course Home.”.
The poet Robert Frost is said to have compared writing free verse poetry to playing tennis with the net down. His analogy implies that rules such as rhyme and meter are necessary in order to make poetry challenging and significant—that poets who do not constrain themselves with rhyme and/or meter are playing a game with no rules. What do you think of his theory?