versification

[vur-suh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of versifying.
2.
verse form; metrical structure.
3.
a metrical version of something.
4.
the art or practice of composing verses.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin versificātiōn- (stem of versificātiō), equivalent to versificāt(us) (past participle of versificāre to versify; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

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versification (ˌvɜːsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the technique or art of versifying
2.  the form or metrical composition of a poem
3.  a metrical version of a prose text

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Example sentences
The versification, of course, is brought up to date and irregularities
  disappear.
The versification is perhaps a little heavy, and the language occasionally
  prosaic.
The versification sustains the solemn spirit which breathes throughout: it is
  peculiarly melodious.
See the references to versification and costume in the epilogue.
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