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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry English Verse It's about the rhythm. The following metric lines all seem to be attempts at deformalizing the line. Skeltonic Verse which today is sometimes also referred to as Tumbling Verse, is thought by some to have its roots in Anglo Saxon prosody. Both terms refer to short lines of irregular dipodic meter with tumbling rhyme created in the 15th century by English poet John Skelton (1460-1529). It is a subgenre of Georgic, didactic verse, the verse usually being instructional in nature. The short clipped lines create a fast paced energy which