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    verse vs poem

    Emily Dickinson (183086). Complete Poems. 1924.
    Part Two: Nature


    TO make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
    One clover, and a bee,
    And revery.
    The revery alone will do
    If bees are few. 5

    What difference in meaning between these two synonyms 'verse' and 'poem' is? Can the noun 'verse' be used as a countable noun?
    Is it possible to say ' The verse by E.Dickinson' about the poem above?

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    Re: verse vs poem


    What is the difference in meaning between "verse" and "poem"?

    The word "verse" can be a synonym for "poem". It can also refer to a part of a poem. Use it as a count noun if you wish.

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