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artistic speech that is phonically divided into relatively short sections called verses, which are mutually related and commensurable. Division into verses is generally marked by the text’s appearance (printing in separate lines) and is often accompanied by rhyme and other phonic features. Meter, or the alternation within a line of strong and weak syllables, is the means used to emphasize the interrelationship and commensurability of verses, but meter in verse may be absent, as in tonic verse and free verse.