Poetry - verse
From Hull AWE
Verse is sometimes used as a synonym for poetry. There is a difference between them, although in everyday speech many people do not distinguish between them. For students of English Literature, it may be helpful to treat
- verse as a technical term for the sorts of patterns that poetry takes
- poetry as more an aesthetic term, the name for a particular art form, and the communication it makes of emotion, ideas, morality or aesthetics.
- Students of Literature, on the other hand, may find themselves embroiled in a theoretical dispute about these terms.