(5/31/2011 2:46:00 AM)
This poem has interesting content, and it is refreshing to see a poem with as much psychological exploration and symbolism as this, but it is hardly free form. Freeform would imply freedom from form, such as free verse which has no rhyme or meter, or like the later works of T.S. Eliot, may mix elements of rhymed and unrhymed verse but does not adhere to a rigid or repeating formal structure. This poem defines a very strict pattern of four line verses with end rhymes separated by a repeating statement-'the rain is so cold'-which gives a very elegant effect. But it is almost the opposite of free form. Perhaps the poem has been misclassified and should be posted under poems in rhyme and meter. I hope this comment has been helpful. Keep writing.
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