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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In passing it is necessary to refer to the structure of Chinese verse, which, difficult as it is to grasp and differing in particulars from our European ideas of technique, has considerable interest for the student of verse form and construction.
Nasreen's Story is a contemporary rendering of a ghazal-the ancient Arabic/Persian/Urdu verse form comprised of autonomous couplets and employing an intricate patterning of rhyme and repetition.
And the Egyptian textile museum in Cairo has a piece of the Egyptian made Kiswa, made in Egypt in 1942, that has a verse form the Quraan woven in gold and silver threads.
In verse form, Garvey's Choice tells the story of one boy's journey to discover his own voice.
Reading "The House That Zack Built" with a child will be a refreshing blend of the old and the new for both adult and child, reinventing and reanimating a classic story verse form for a new generation of young readers.
The genre of "ghazal" was originally an Arabic verse form, dealing with loss and romantic love.
It is also recommended for reluctant readers who want to know more about the Holocaust as the poetic verse form will appeal to them.
The verse form is unique as it plays with half rhymes, breaks in scansion, and unusual phrasing in a way which keeps the reader very much on her toes.
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.
15) Under the mock heroic title of "Sapphic," and, in a knowing allusion to its literariness, using something close to the Sapphic verse form throughout, this poem dramatizes and then moralizes an exchange between a sweep and the Librarian of a Mechanic's Institute.
The prize of $1,000 is given to previously unpublished poems in a traditional verse form, by a writer who has not yet written a book of poetry.
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.