a form of verse, based upon an earlier Latin form, with a rhyme scheme that requires the last word in a line to rhyme with the word just before a caesura or with a word near the middle of the line.
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The Forgotten Verses Of “The Star-Spangled Banner”While the first verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner" is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances.
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