verse line

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n verse line a line of metrical text
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Quotations

  • Jules Renard
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    “A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.”

Usage

In literature:

He wrote verses upon the lining of his hat-band.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
The tune will, of course, fix the number of lines in a verse.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
Thou deign'st unequal lines should thee rehearse; Thou fight'st against me using mine own verse.
"The Works of Christopher Marlowe, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Christopher Marlowe
But through the words, lines and verses runs the simple inspiration which is the whole poem.
"Creative Evolution" by Henri Bergson
Watch it, while I tell you some lines written by an American woman, on the thought of that last verse.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
E. (R. W.) on the lines "A verse may find him," &c., 60.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
I now turn attention to the rhyming of the lines in Negro verse.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Some of the verses describing the last charge at Enthandune are the finest lines Chesterton has so far written.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
These two verses were marked by a line being drawn down the margin.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
At the last line o' each verse it says: 'An' the bell'wing thunders roar.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
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In poetry:

Do not the scene rehearse!
The perfect eyes enjoin
A contemptuous verse;
We speak the crabbed line.
"To The Romantic Traditionists" by Allen Tate
Alas! though bards make verse sublime,
And lines to quote,
It takes a fool like me to rhyme
About a goat.
"The Goat And I" by Robert W Service
To write some earnest verse or line,
Which, seeking not the praise of art,
Shall make a clearer faith and manhood shine
In the untutored heart.
"An Incident In A Railroad Car" by James Russell Lowell
I cannot write a single line of verse,
Not to the girl you were, nor to you now.
And after all the bitter words we've said
Why should we meet again for one more row?
""I cannot write a single line of verse..."" by Konstantin Simonov
It's too late now for idle tales of woe.
Don't fear that we shall talk till dawn and curse.
I just no longer love you, dear, and so
I cannot write you one more line of verse…
""I cannot write a single line of verse..."" by Konstantin Simonov
Read these verses, sweet youth! – for a moral lies there
‘Tis short, not much more than a line,
At Rosedale, are plenty of pegs and to spare –
Don’t hang up your hat upon mine –
"To A Hatpeg" by Barcroft Henry Boake

In news:

A hard-line newspaper in Teheran, Iran, today rejected the author Salman Rushdie's efforts to end Muslim anger over his novel "The Satanic Verses".
It's a simple, minimal song—two verses and a one-line chorus set.
From the Maigue poets to Ogden Nash, witty wordsmiths have delighted in composing the oft-risqué five-line verses.
For those not well-versed in their comic book movies, the subject line is a little too appropriate for today.
An unrhymed verse of Japanese origin with three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.
In 32 lines of rhyming verse, the poet , Carl English, celebrated my dad's 34 years as an electrical engineer at Consumers Energy, a gas and electricity utility company in Michigan.
Tebow stat line evokes biblical verse.
Tebow stat line evokes biblical verse .
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In science:

Fig. 13.— A comparison of the velocities resulting when the top boundary is hydrostatic (dashed line) verses a buffer of low density ‘fluff ’ (dotted line) for the isothermal atmosphere initial model.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
Fig. 14.— A comparison of the velocities resulting when the top boundary is hydrostatic (dashed line) verses a buffer of low density ‘fluff ’ (dotted line) for the Kepler initial model.
Mapping Initial Hydrostatic Models in Godunov Codes
The grey shaded line in the left panel is a copy of the spectrum in the right panel and visa verse. 20000 particles were traced in each spectrum.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
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