vers de société

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vers de société

(vɛr də sɔsjete)
n
(Poetry) light, witty, and polished verse
[literally: society verse]
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The Roman poets Catullus, Martial, and Horace produced much witty vers de societe and have often been translated or closely paraphrased; but much strikingly original verse of this kind has come from poets or other writers known for their serious works.
In the 20th century, the American poet Ogden Nash created a new, sophisticated, and urbane vers de societe with a theme of self-ironic adult helplessness.