A line consisting of a certain number of metrical feet (see Foot, n., 9) disposed according to metrical rules.
Metrical arrangement and language; that which is composed in metrical form; versification; poetry.
A short division of any composition.
A piece of poetry.
One of two sections (verse and bridge) of many American popular songs, especially common in the sequence verse-verse-bridge-verse.
compose verses or put into verse; "He versified the ancient saga"
An introduction to a show tune that serves as a transition between the dialogue and the song form
in many older standard songs, an introductory section, often rubato, that leads up to the 'chorus' or main strain, which is the tune as generally recognized. Jazz players (and fakebooks) usually omit the verse, though singers like to use them.
Unrhymed iambic pentameters -- the most difficult kind of English verse to write acceptably; a kind, therefore, much affected by those who cannot acceptably write any kind.
writing in poetic form; writing not in sentences
The poetic form used by wordsmiths in a casting. Most castings consist of one verse, sometimes with variations. A verse consists of any number of strophes (stanzas), although three and nine are the most common number; a strophe consists of any number of lines from one to nine. There are eighty-one verses in the core wordsmiths' canon, and nine times that in the extended canon.
One of the short divisions of the chapters in the Old and New Testaments.
(ka-TOOV) n. Biblical verse; pasuk.
Biblically, the numbered divisions of a chapter, usually one or two sentences.