polyphonic prose

polyphonic prose

noun
prose characterized by the use of poetic devices, as alliteration, assonance, rhyme, etc., and especially by an emphasis on rhythm not strictly metered.

Origin:
1915–20

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polyphonic prose
 
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a rhythmically free prose employing poetic devices, such as assonance and alliteration

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polyphonic prose

a freely rhythmical form of prose that employs characteristic devices of verse other than strict metre (such as alliteration, assonance, or rhyme). The form was developed in the early 20th century by Amy Lowell, who demonstrated its techniques in her book Can Grande's Castle (1918).

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