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Definition of "versification" []

  • The technique or art of versifying (noun)
  • The form or metrical composition of a poem (noun)
  • A metrical version of a prose text (noun)
  • The act, art, or practice of composing poetic verse; the construction or measure of verse or poetry; metrical composition. (noun)

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Use "versification" in a sentence
  • "French, it may pass for a merit; since, to judge from the practice of the national poets, the French ear seems to be even better pleased with such strict identities of sound, at the close of corresponding lines, than it is with those definite mere resemblances to which, in English versification, rhymes are rigidly limited."
  • "He has done well to emphasize the time element in English versification; but his attempt to reduce all forms of verse to a musical notation can hardly be regarded as successful."
  • "That Dr. Wilbur had sometimes employed his leisure in Latin versification I have ascertained to be the case, though all that has been discovered of that nature among his papers consists of some fragmentary passages of a version into hexameters of portions of the Song of Solomon."