Definitions

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  • n. The composition of verses; poetry-writing.

Etymologies

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verse +‎ making

Examples

  • It was early used as a general term for the rules and materials for versemaking, and applied in this sense to Snorri's work.

    The Edda, Volume 1 The Divine Mythology of the North, Popular Studies in Mythology, Romance, and Folklore, No. 12

  • Does the master wit of the Play consist in any one class of fun, as verbal conceits in the punning line; practical jokes; Euphuism, so-called; banter in speech and retort, versemaking and sonneteering, learned quips, or in the use of all these combined in a way to bring out the point of the Play -- the clash of natural with artificial methods.

    Shakespeare Study Programs; The Comedies

  • Philosophy had degenerated into sophistry, art into dilettanteism, oratory into rhetoric, poetry into versemaking.

    The Life of St. Paul

  • At the same time, he was so much occupied in carrying out his important works, that he found but little time to devote either to political speculation or to versemaking.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • * [5] These, however, were but the votive offerings of private friendship, persons more immediately about him knowing nothing of his stolen pleasures in versemaking.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • At the time of his death he was Archdruid of Wales, the presiding official at the annual National Eisteddfod, but combined his bardic role with that of a working west Wales farmer. "poetry is the jam," he would say, even if his advocates maintained that poetry and versemaking were his true calling.

    The Guardian World News

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