Dramatic Verse Definition

Any drama written as verse to be spoken; another possible general term is poetic drama.


A dramatic verse is a type of poem that is used to tell a story. Many stories were told with the use of dramatic verse most of Shakespeare's work, for example. A dramatic verse poem does not have a specified structure. It is simply a verse with a dramatic flair and tale to tell. It was once the preferred way to tell a dramatic story and is still widely enjoyed.

A tragedy is generally the genre of the poem that a dramatic verse is used to portray. This is due to the serious nature that a tragedy demands. Originally, a dramatic verse was used to tell such tragic and dramatic tales because prose of a verse is easier to memorize and retain. This allowed people to share the stories that they enjoy and wish to use to entertain an audience with relative ease. A dramatic verse will more likely than not consist of extraordinary feats, myths, and more. 

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Indian Ink A , Poet Destroyer Dramatic Verseabuse, autumn, death, deep,
Premium Member Poem Broken A , SKAT Dramatic Verseabsence, death, emo, emotions,
Alice Sweet Alice A , Poet Destroyer Dramatic Verseabuse, addiction, anger, art,
Premium Member Poem Starry Starry Night Williams, Maria Dramatic Verseanti bullying, art, beauty,
Sleepless Night A , Poet Destroyer Dramatic Verseanger, death, farewell, memory,

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