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1    a composition in verse, usually characterized by concentrated and heightened language in which words are chosen for their sound and suggestive power as well as for their sense, and using such techniques as metre, rhyme, and alliteration  
2    a literary composition that is not in verse but exhibits the intensity of imagination and language common to it  
a prose poem     
3    anything resembling a poem in beauty, effect, etc.  
     (C16: from Latin poema, from Greek, variant of poiema something composed, created, from poiein to make)  

prose poem  
      n   a prose composition characterized by a poetic style  
symphonic poem  
      n     (Music)   an extended orchestral composition, originated by Liszt, based on nonmusical material, such as a work of literature or folk tale,   (Also called)    tone poem  
tone poem  
      n      another term for       symphonic poem  
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lyric, ode, rhyme, song, sonnet, verse  

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