AskDefine | Define monostich

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Noun

  1. a poem consisting of a title and a single line

Extensive Definition

A monostich is a poem which consists of a single line. The following is an example:
'Skunks,' the squirrel said, 'are sent to try us.'
A monostich could be also titled; due to the brevity of the form, the title is invariably as important a part of the poem as the verse itself:
COWARD
Bravery runs in my family.
monostich in German: Monostichon
monostich in Esperanto: Unuverso
monostich in Russian: Моностих
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