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light verse

noun
1.
verse that is written to entertain, amuse, or please, often by the subtlety of its form rather than by its literary quality.
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light verse

poetry on trivial or playful themes that is written primarily to amuse and entertain and that often involves the use of nonsense and wordplay. Frequently distinguished by considerable technical competence, wit, sophistication, and elegance, light poetry constitutes a considerable body of verse in all Western languages

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