line of verse

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Noun1.line of verse - a single line of words in a poem
acatalectic - (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables
Alexandrine - (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet
catalectic - (prosody) a line of verse that lacks a syllable in the last metrical foot
hypercatalectic - (prosody) a line of poetry having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of the last metrical foot
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
couplet - a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
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References in classic literature ?
Not only had he never been known to court the muse, but in truth he could not have written correctly a line of verse to save himself from the Killer of the Wise.
In poetry, an alexandrine is a line of verse comprising how many syllables?
He began by discussing pentameter (a line of verse having five metrical feet where foot consists of one unstressed and one stressed syllable).
In Ultimo Adios, Joaquin notes that Rizal's use of the hexameter (a line of verse consisting of six metrical feet) or the so-called "heroic line" for the first time.
The colophon in this instance consists of a single line of verse by Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the most prominent figure in Urdu poetry in the post-war, post-Independence decades.
Capitalization is editorial and follows modern usage, including capitals at the beginning of each line of verse. Word division is regularized.
Syllabo-tonic poetry is based on a regular alternation of strong (S) and weak (W) positions within a line of verse. This type of versification is thought to have already existed in English poetry as early as the 14th century.
But, except for one line of verse three, this song could just as easily be sung by a gathering of organic bread makers.
A length of fencing alongside the platform, officially described as "serpentine", contains a series of little circular reliefs, complete with a line of verse on each.
If my mum's not blubbing by the second line of verse, I consider I've failed.
"Your returnings," Jeffers wrote about the resurgence of nature, "are even more precious than your first presence." The line of verse, which concludes his poem "Bixby's Landing," seems prophetic, for in the past decade, a new admiration for Jeffers has flowered.
"The chorus should read, 'Passin' the folks alang the road just as they were stannin', and not 'Passin' the folks alang the road and all of them were starin'.' "The third line of verse 2 should read 'But gannin alang by the railway arch', and not 'But gannin' ower the railway bridge' - and verse four should read 'We flew across the Chyne Bridge (the old Scotswood suspension bridge - not the Tyne Bridge).