The master's thesis explores the verse of the most important poets who wrote during World War II. It attempts to categorise some of the newer verse forms and touches on the issues encountered when trying to distinguish between regular and irregular ones. Moreover, it provides a detailed analysis of verse and stanza forms in 512 poems written by the selected authors. It also compares the semantic value of verse patterns in the history of Slovene poetry and in the poems of the four selected poets. The main aim of the research is to look into the semantic connection between the form and the content of the poem. Based on certain semantic oppositions (e.g. folk character, tunefulness, dialogism), it provides a detailed description of the content of those poems exhibiting a direct connection with their verse form. Examining the dominating topics, the master's thesis discusses the preferences of the authors in terms of using specific verse patterns in texts on a certain topic.