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light verse

verse that is written to entertain, amuse, or please, often by the subtlety of its form rather than by its literary quality. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • As a writer of light verse and as a parodist, his agile work has delighted a generation of admirers.
  • Humorous poetry, also dubbed light verse, is often equated with bad poetry.
  • They're suffused with humor, but they're not light verse.
  • Collection of poems that displays technical skill in many forms, including light verse.
  • Other writers of light verse have also found large intergenerational audiences.

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