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Verse is a writing that uses meter as its primary organisational mode, as opposed to prose, which uses grammatical and discoursal units like sentences and paragraphs. Verse may also use rhyme and other technical devices that are often associated with poetry. Metre (American spelling: meter) describes the regular linguistic sound patterns of verse. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. ... Grammar is the study of the rules governing the use of a language. ... In semantics, discourses are linguistic units composed of several sentences - in other words, conversations, arguments or speeches. ... In linguistics, the sentence is a unit of language, characterised in most languages by the presence of a finite verb. ... In typography, a paragraph is a block of text. ... A rhyme is a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more different words and is most often used in poetry. ... Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ...

However, while much poetry is written in verse, not all of it is: see prose poetry. Prose poetry is prose that breaks some of the normal rules of prose discourse for heightened imagery or emotional effect. ...

Equally, not all verse is poetry. Generally speaking, what separates the two is that in poetry language achieves the highest possible level of condensation.

A verse is also another name for a stanza. In poetry, a stanza is a unit within a larger poem. ...

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--- Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Free verse (or vers libre) is a style of poetry that is based on cadences that are more irregular than those of traditional poetic meter. ... The Old English epic poem Beowulf is written in alliterative verse. ...

A verse is one of the smallest and most important parts of scripture found in the Christian Bible.

A verse is the name for the short units into which chapters of holy books such as the Bible or the Qur'an are broken up. Chapter has multiple meanings. ... Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. ... The holy Jewish scripture: The Torah. ... The Quran (Arabic: al-qurān literally the recitation; also called Al Qurān Al Karīm or The Noble Quran; or transliterated Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ...

Verse is a networking protocol for switching troublesome file transfers between graphics software with real time communication. Verse is a networking protocol allowing real time communication between graphics software. ... For meanings in specific fields, see protocol (computing) or protocol (cryptography). ...

In popular music a verse roughly corresponds with a poetic stanza. It is often sharply contrasted with the chorus or refrain melodically, rhythmically, and harmonically, and assumes a higher level of dynamics and activity, often with added instrumentation. See: strophic form and verse-chorus form and Thirty-two-bar form. Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially. ... For the communications operator see Chorus Communications For the computer operating system see ChorusOS In classical music a chorus is any substantial group of performers in a play, revue, musical or opera who act more or less as one. ... A refrain (from the Old French refraindre to repeat, likely from Vulgar Latin refringere) is the line or lines that are repeated in music or in verse; the chorus of a song. ... }} Wiktionary has a definition of: Melody In music, a melody is a series of linear events or a succession, not a simultaneity as in a chord. ... Rhythm (Greek ρυθμός = tempo) is the variation of the duration of sounds or other events over time. ... Harmony is the use and study of pitch simultaneity and chords, actual or implied, in music. ... The word dynamics can refer to: a branch of mechanics; see dynamics (mechanics) the volume of music; see dynamics (music) DYNAMIC+ This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Strophic form, or chorus form, is a sectional and/or additive way of structuring a piece of music based on the repetition of one formal section or block played repeatedly. ... Verse-chorus form is a musical form common in popular music and predominate in rock since the 1960s. ... The thirty-two-bar form, often shortened to AABA, is a musical form common in Tin Pan Alley songs, later popular music including rock and pop music, and jazz, though there were few instances of it in any type of popular music until the late teens, it became the principal...

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In English we speak of "a verse" or "verses," with reference to specific instances, or of "verse," as the general science or art of metrical expression, with its regulations and phenomena.
Roman verse, though essentially the same as Greek verse, was modified by the national development of Italian forms of poetry, by a simplified imitation of Greek measures, and by a varied intensity in the creation of new types of the old Greek artistic forms (Volkmann).
The rules of French verse being, in fact, very severe, and weakness, excess of audacity and negligences of all sorts being very harshly repressed, it is not surprising that, as the personal authority of Hugo declined, various projects were started for lightening the burden of prosodical discipline.
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