In poetry, allegiance to the verse
Lends power to the message in the text
.it Shakespeare's consistency gave his words force
In Hamlet, in King Lear, and in Macbeth
. And yet upon us, free form's presence reigns
- Defenders claim, expands the poet's choice
Removing from the poet meter's chains,
Is likened to providing the mute, voice.
. . .
Maxwell L. Stearns,
Poetic Law: A Statement on Intent,
48 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol48/iss1/4