Definition of Line of poetry
1. Noun. A single line of words in a poem.
Specialized synonyms: Acatalectic, Alexandrine, Catalectic, Hypercatalectic
Group relationships: Poem, Verse Form, Couplet
Generic synonyms: Line
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Literary usage of Line of poetry
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1. The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology by Thomas Paine (1896)
"Take a long syllable out of a line of poetry, and put a short one in the room of it, or put a long syllable where a short one should be, and that line will ..."
2. The Musical World (1862)
"... amidst impressions of this character, a certain method, order and system,— that in the example of a line of poetry, the abstract impressions upon the ..."
3. Word-book of English Spelling, Oral and Written: Designed to Attain by William Swinton (1872)
"... as, a metrical version. po' et as ter A person that writes poetry of inferior quality. verse One line of poetry ; also poetry itself. blank verse Poetry ..."
4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"Verse, a line of poetry, consisting bf a certain number of metrical feet, disposed according to the rules of the particular species of poetry which the ..."
5. The Spiritual Magazine (1875)
"If the acquaintance of the young man in question with the line of poetry which he did not remember ever to have heard before, and which he could hardly ..."
6. Intensive Studies in American Literature by Alma Blount (1914)
"METER Every line of poetry is divided into measures ... The feet in a line of poetry, like the measures in a musical composition, are given equal time. ..."
7. An Ethical Movement: A Volume of Lectures by Walter Lorenzo Sheldon (1896)
"Yet it would be difficult to explain what it is that gives so peculiar an influence to a line of poetry. We may come upon the same thought in another form ..."