Meter In Poetry by Shmoop. On Shmoop: http://www.shmoop.com/introduction-to-poetry-collins/rhyme-form-meter.html
Without meter in poetry, beat poets wouldn't have a beat. And then they'd just be oddballs standing up on stage, saying random stuff for seemingly no reason whatsoever. Come to think of, that's not too far from the definition of a beat poet anyway.
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