A line of poetry that contains formal structure. It is also used as a synonym for stanza.
A grouping of lines in poetry that form a rhetorical unit similar to a prose paragraph. The lines do not need to be formally arranged in a stanza or strophe.
A term mostly used to describe a short verse found in a sacred book.
A small verse spoken or sung by a public leader of worship, or as a responce from the people.
In regard to metre and rythm, versification is the art of writing verses.
The writer of light or inferior verses.
Consits of nineteen lines on two rhymes in six stanzas. The first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets, with both repeated at the end of the closing quatrain in the last couplet. See example.
Seldom used in English, virelay is a French form composed of stanzas of long lines rhyming with each other while short lines rhyme with one another. The short lines of each stanza provide the rhyme for the long lines of the next stanza, except for the last stanza. In the last stanza, the short lines take their rhymes from the short lines of the first, so that every two lines rhyme. The poem may be any length, but its pattern can be a structure of four quatrians. The first and third lines being long, and the second and fourth being short. abab, bcbc, cdcd, dada
Poetry that has been arranged in such a way that the appearence elavates the signifigance of the poem. See concrete poetry, shape poetry.