verse form


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Noun1.verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical linesverse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
line of poetry, line of verse - a single line of words in a poem
literary composition, literary work - imaginative or creative writing
abecedarius - a poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order
Alcaic, Alcaic verse - verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines; reputedly invented by Alcaeus
ballad, lay - a narrative poem of popular origin
ballade - a poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy
blank verse - unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
elegy, lament - a mournful poem; a lament for the dead
epic, epic poem, heroic poem, epos - a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
free verse, vers libre - unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
haiku - an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
lyric poem, lyric - a short poem of songlike quality
rondel, rondeau - a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas
sonnet - a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
tanka - a form of Japanese poetry; the 1st and 3rd lines have five syllables and the 2nd, 4th, and 5th have seven syllables
terza rima - a verse form with a rhyme scheme: aba bcb cdc, etc.
rhyme, verse - a piece of poetry
canto - a major division of a long poem
verse line, verse - a line of metrical text
versicle - a short verse said or sung by a priest or minister in public worship and followed by a response from the congregation
stanza - a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody - (prosody) a system of versification
rhyme, rime - correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
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Written in Shakespearean verse form, and with echoes of the Bard's great history plays (As Falstaff is to Prince Hal, Jess is to Harry), the play aspires to a sonorous grandeur that it never quite attains.
The song, which is an example of simple verse form, eventually received an additional double-platinum certification from the RIAA in 1992, representing shipments of two million copies of the single.
But from 1963 onwards, he began to desert conventional verse form and innovated with poem/prints, standing poems, and projects envisaging an architectural or landscape setting for a poetic text.
In the literary world, the New Formalist poets have justly argued that contemporary writers are similarly positioned to learn from the modernist experiments in free verse, which teach that not just anything can suffice for a verse form (Gwynn 20).
The author of the Wisdom of Royal Glory Yusuf Khass Hajib wrote his book in verse form, so he is primarily a great poet, and then the scholar and thinker," Osmonaliyev.
The relationship between form and content is a productive one, particularly in her war poems; verse form allows Brooks to represent the soldiers' loss of identity in World War II and post-World War II American society.
Without the rhythmic support of varied line lengths and line breaks of verse form, James Wright must be able to fully trust the few bare images to carry more weight, more burden of message, in the fiercely condensed paragraph.
Watson's methods for signifying the regulated verse form in his translation also represent the incisiveness of his revisions; in an earlier-published translation of this poem, among other differences, sentences do not correspond with couplets, and line 5 ends "three months running," not yet parallel with "ten thousand in gold" in the following line.
These are not folk songs in any currently accepted sense, but they do have an important bearing on the presumed emergence of English folk song and balladry out of Middle English poetry, and in particular the carol, which here refers specifically to a verse form comprising burden and stanza, commonly with a refrain.
The clue to understanding Rossetti's repetitive style, I believe, lies in her recurring interest in ritual and her embrace of a constraining verse form.
Holmes' "'A Metre I Invented': Tolkien's Clues to Tempo in 'Errantry'" describes the verse form used in the poem, a version of comic rhymes which appear in operas and which, as Tolkien's inspiration, Holmes points to a nursery rhyme.
When this concept was formulated, there were no second thoughts about Ranbir singing this song as it is almost in verse form and any other sound wouldn't have worked.