What is verse?

  • (verb): Familiarize through thorough study or experience.
    Example: "She versed herself in Roman archeology"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on verse:

Verse - Music - Other Uses
... Verse protocol, a networking protocol allowing real-time communication between computer graphics software Verse, a river of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany ...
ODD (Text Encoding Initiative) - The TEI Guidelines - Examples - Verse
... TEI has tags for marking up verse, this example (taken from the French translation of the TEI Guidelines) shows a sonnet Les amoureux fervents et les savants austères Aiment également, dans ...
Pothana - God's Writing
... This is a verse which describes the palace of Lord Vishnu in his divine abode (VAIKUNTHA), at the time the elephant king prayed for the Lord's ... The story goes that Pothana wrote the first line of the verse, but could not continue (because he did not know how vaikuntha looks!) ... When he came back in the evening, he saw the verse completed ...
Into White
... The first verse has an organically built house - the body ... The second verse is a celebration of all that is outside - the sky, and beautiful and peaceful flora and fauna ... The third verse is of conflict and impending violence drawn against the innocent ...
Manusmṛti - Structure
... The book is written in simple verse as opposed to the metrical verse of the preceding dharmasutras ... Manu also introduced a unique "transitional verse" which segued the end of one subject and the beginning of the next ...

More definitions of "verse":

  • (noun): Literature in metrical form.
    Synonyms: poetry, poesy
  • (noun): A piece of poetry.
    Synonyms: rhyme
  • (noun): A line of metrical text.
    Synonyms: verse line

Famous quotes containing the word verse:

    Free verse leaves out the meter and makes up
    For the deficiency by church intoning.
    Free verse, so called, is really cherished prose....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
    Bible: New Testament Jude, verse 13.

    Recalling the Book of Enoch, in which fallen angels were condemned to be stars.

    Thence, flow! conceit and motion to rehearse
    Pastoral terrors of youth still in the man,
    Torsions of sleep, in emblematic verse
    Rattling like dice unless the verse shall scan
    All chance away....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)