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Light Verse

Type:  

Style

 
Description: 

Verse that is intended to be humorous and light. Most of the forms of light verse are short forms of four or five lines and not stanzaic.

 
Impressions: 

It never gets the respect it deserves. It often uses the triple rhythms in English, such as dactylic, anapestic, or amphibrachic.

 
See Also:  

Amphibrach, Anapest, Bagarthach Verses, Clerihew, Dactyl, Ditty, Double Dactyl, Limerick, Little Willie, Mad Song Stanza, Nashers, Nonsense Verse, Ruthless Rhyme, Senryu

 
Status: 

Complete

 

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