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serpentine verse

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Definition of serpentine verse in English:

noun

Prosody
A metrical line beginning and ending with the same word.
Example sentences
  • Serpentine Verse is interesting and seems easy to write.
  • There is neither a set amount of lines or stanzas, nor any definitive rhyme scheme for the serpentine verse.

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