Just as any of you is one of a living crowd, I was one of a crowd,
Just as you are refresh'd by the gladness of the river and the
bright flow, I was refresh'd,
Just as you stand and lean on the rail, yet hurry with the swift
current, I stood yet was hurried,
Just as you look on the numberless masts of ships and the
thick-stemm'd pipes of steamboats, I look'd.
How is this excerpt representative of free verse?
The poet is expressing ideas through a loose structure with repetition.
The poet is expressing ideas using a strict structure with rhyme.
The poet is expressing ideas using repetition and a specific rhythm.
The poet is expressing ideas without any structural elements.