versification

Versification is when you turn something into a poem: "The versification of this grocery list was a lot harder than I imagined, because nothing rhymes with 'orange.'"

You're most likely to come across the noun versification in an academic setting, like a poetry class. You can use it to mean the adaptation of some other kind of writing into verse, or to talk about the form — meter, rhythm, or language — of a poem. It comes from the Latin word versificationem, and it's closely related to versify, whose root is versificare, "compare verse or turn into verse."

Definitions of versification
  1. noun
    the art or practice of writing verse
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    authorship, composition, penning, writing
    the act of creating written works
  2. noun
    a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
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    adaptation, retelling, version
    a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
  3. noun
    the form or metrical composition of a poem
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    poetic rhythm, prosody, rhythmic pattern
    (prosody) a system of versification
    rhyme, rime
    correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines (especially final sounds)
    rhyme scheme
    the pattern of rhymes in a poem or stanza
    beat, cadence, measure, meter, metre
    (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
    sprung rhythm
    a poetic rhythm that imitates the rhythm of speech
    internal rhyme
    a rhyme between words in the same line
    alliteration, beginning rhyme, head rhyme, initial rhyme
    use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
    assonance, vowel rhyme
    the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
    consonance, consonant rhyme
    the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
    double rhyme
    a two-syllable rhyme
    eye rhyme
    an imperfect rhyme on words that appear to rhyme (e.g., 'love' and `move')
    slant rhyme
    an imperfect rhyme in which only the vowel sounds or consonant sounds correspond, as in “far / part” or “last / taste
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    form
    an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
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