polyphonic prose


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polyphonic prose

n
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a rhythmically free prose employing poetic devices, such as assonance and alliteration
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pol′yphon′ic prose′


n.
prose containing many poetic devices, esp. rhythm not strictly metered.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.polyphonic prose - a rhythmical prose employing the poetic devices of alliteration and assonance
prose - ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
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