prose characterized by the use of poetic devices, as alliteration, assonance, rhyme, etc., and especially by an emphasis on rhythm not strictly metered.
Origin of polyphonic prose
First recorded in 1915–20
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a rhythmically free prose employing poetic devices, such as assonance and alliteration
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