versification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n versification the art or practice of writing verse
    • n versification the form or metrical composition of a poem
    • n versification a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Versification The act, art, or practice, of versifying, or making verses; the construction of poetry; metrical composition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n versification The act, art, or practice of composing poetic verse; the construction or measure of verse or poetry; metrical composition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Versification the act, art, or practice of composing metrical verses
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. versificatio,: cf. F. versification,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fers—L. versus, vorsus, a line, furrow, turning—vertĕre, to turn; influenced by O. Fr. vers.

Usage

In literature:

But believing Speght's text to be accurate, Dryden could not but believe in the artlessness and irregularity of Chaucer's versification.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 356, June, 1845" by Various
Besides this, we know that the talent for versification, at least as imitation, is very early in developing.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
Such is the internal evidence from the various changes in versification.
"An Introduction to Shakespeare" by H. N. MacCracken
The praise of his versification must be confined to its uniform smoothness and harmony.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
He did not like the versification of the latter.
"English Critical Essays" by Various
This was at once an exercise in versification, and a test of the kind of poetry for which he was by temperament fitted.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 4, September, 1850" by Various
In 1665 and 1670 some versifications of devotional works addressed to the Virgin had appeared.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
His great facility at versification has enabled him to fill the ear with a copious stream of pleasant sound.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Versification is Measure, and it is Harmony.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
His versification is a more vulnerable point.
"Young's Night Thoughts" by Edward Young
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In poetry:

I shall be famous all over this nation
Centuries after myself shall have died;
People will point to my versification--
I, who was born on the Lower East Side!
"The Monument Of Q.H.F." by Franklin Pierce Adams