Definition of political verse in English:

political verse


  • 1A verse or poem having a political theme. In later use also as a mass noun: political or socially engaged poetry.

  • 2Prosody. A form of metre used in secular (as opposed to ecclesiastical) Byzantine Greek poetry; poetry written in this metre.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in John Oldmixon (d. 1742), historian and political pamphleteer. From political + verse.


political verse

/pəˌlɪtɪkl ˈvəːs/