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Poem put into faster time (2-5)


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'into faster time' is the definition.
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'poem' is the wordplay.
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an anagram of 'poem' is 'empo' which is present in the answer.
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(Other definitions for up-tempo that I've seen before include "Played or sung at a fast speed", "(Of music) played at fast speed", "played quickly", "Quick, cheerful (piece of music)", "Musically, played (increasingly) fast".)

I've seen this clue in Sydney Morning Herald.
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