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Nonsense Verse Definition

A form of light verse where the emphasis moves from comedy to absurdity. This is often achieved by following a rhyme scheme to an illogical conclusion. Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and, more recently, Spike Milligan were all exponents of nonsense verse.


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Other Nonsense Verse Definition

[n] nonsensical writing (usually verse)

Synonyms

amphigory