polyphonic prose

polyphonic prose
noun Date: 1916 a freely rhythmical prose employing characteristic devices of verse (as alliteration and assonance)

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  • polyphonic prose — noun a rhythmical prose employing the poetic devices of alliteration and assonance • Hypernyms: ↑prose * * * noun : a freely rhythmical prose employing characteristic devices of verse (as alliteration, assonance, rhyme) except strict meter * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • polyphonic prose — prose characterized by the use of poetic devices, as alliteration, assonance, rhyme, etc., and esp. by an emphasis on rhythm not strictly metered. [1915 20] * * * ▪ literature       a freely rhythmical form of prose that employs characteristic… …   Universalium

  • polyphonic prose — Synonyms and related words: Goliardic verse, Hudibrastic verse, amoebean verse, concrete poetry, cubist poetry, dramatic poetry, elegiac poetry, epic poetry, epopee, epos, erotic poetry, expository prose, heroic poetry, imagist verse, light verse …   Moby Thesaurus

  • polyphonic prose — pol′yphon′ic prose′ n. lit. prose containing many poetic devices, esp. rhythm not strictly metered • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • prose poetry — prose poetry, = polyphonic prose. (Cf. ↑polyphonic prose) …   Useful english dictionary

  • prose poem — a composition written as prose but having the concentrated, rhythmic, figurative language characteristic of poetry. [1835 45] * * * Work in prose that has some of the technical or literary qualities of poetry (such as regular rhythm, definitely… …   Universalium

  • Lowell, Amy — born Feb. 9, 1874, Brookline, Mass., U.S. died May 12, 1925, Brookline U.S. critic and poet. Born into the prominent Lowell family of Boston, she devoted herself to poetry at age 28 but published nothing until 1910. Her first volume, A Dome of… …   Universalium

  • satire — Synonyms and related words: Atticism, English sonnet, Goliardic verse, Horatian ode, Hudibrastic verse, Italian sonnet, Petrarchan sonnet, Pindaric ode, Rabelaisian, Sapphic ode, Shakespearean sonnet, agile wit, alba, amoebean verse, anacreontic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Ada Dwyer Russell — Infobox actor name = Ada Dwyer Russell bgcolour = silver imagesize = 150px caption = birthname = birthdate = 1863 birthplace = deathdate = 1952 deathplace = othername = yearsactive = spouse = partner = Amy Lowell (1912 1925) children = parents =… …   Wikipedia

  • HEBREW LANGUAGE — This entry is arranged according to the following scheme: pre biblical biblical the dead sea scrolls mishnaic medieval modern period A detailed table of contents precedes each section. PRE BIBLICAL nature of the evidence the sources phonology… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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