prose characterized by the use of poetic devices, as alliteration, assonance, rhyme, etc., and especially by an emphasis on rhythm not strictly metered.
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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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