How to transform free verse meter by meter

The method of writing metered poetry may start quite from scratch. One forces the words to fit the meter as one drafts the poem. I have found another way that may work for me.

As I am currently writing free verse poetry, I draft the poem as the words come out. But it occurred to me that if I want to write metered poetry, I can go over my lines and re-create a free verse poem as a metered poem. This, I thought, may work better than starting a metered poem from scratch. One has the base material of the free verse poem to work upon.

So, I hope to write more metered poetry this way.

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