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verse1

verse1

 
 
pronunciation:
vuhrs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: poetry, or a poem, esp. in metrical form.
similar words:
poem, poetry
definition 2: one line, stanza, or section of a poem.
similar words:
line
definition 3: a certain type of metrical composition.
free verse
similar words:
poem
definition 4: a subdivision of a song.
similar words:
line
Word History
The word verse goes back to the Latin versus, which means "a line of writing or poetry." This Latin word came from another Latin word, vertere, which means "to turn." What did lines of poetry have to do with turning? Think of the action of a farmer plowing a field, turning around at the end of one plowed row or line to make another line for planting. Note: Vert- is an important Latin word-part, or root, in the English language: you can find it in the words convert (to turn something into something else), invert (to turn something upside-down) and vertigo, the word doctors use for "dizziness."
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