amoebean verse


amoebean verse
\\|amē|bēən-, -mə|-\ noun
Etymology: Latin amoebaeus alternate, from Gk. amoibaios interchanging (from amoibē change) + English -an
: poetry written in the form of a dialogue between two speakers — compare stichomythia

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