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C. O. Hartman

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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In Eng., accent is the auditory prominence perceived in one syllable as compared with others in its vicinity. Accent and

Alexandrine

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G. Peureux

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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The grand line of Fr. poetry since the 16th c., the alexandrine is made of 12 countable vowels (or 13

Arabic Prosody

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D. Frolov

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Ar. *versification (al- ʿArūḍ) is quantitative (see quantity), a unique phenomenon among the Semitic

Beat

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D. Attridge

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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The recurring pulse in a regular *rhythm. Derived from the motion of the conductor’s hand or baton indicating

Bridge

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A. M. Devine and L. D. Stephens

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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In metrics, bridges are constraints on word end at certain locations within the line. In *classical prosody, the

Classical Meters in Modern Languages

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D. Attridge

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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I. Introduction II. Quantitative Imitations III. Accentual Imitations

I. Introduction.

Throughout the hist. of Eur. poetry since the Ren., there

Counterpoint Rhythm

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C. Scott

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Often manifest as *syncopation, a rhythmical effect produced by metrical variation, that is, by temporary departure from the

Cretic

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R. J. Getty, A. T. Cole, and T.V.F. Brogan

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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In cl. prosody, the metrical sequence – ᴗ –, sometimes felt as a segment of iambo-trochaic and used alongside iambs

Foot

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A. M. Devine, L. D. Stephens, T.V.F. Brogan, and G. B. Cooper

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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I. Classical II. Modern

I. Classical.

The foot (Gr. pous, Lat. pes, Sanskrit mātrā [“measure”], Fr. pied,

French Prosody

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G. Peureux

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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Metrically, Fr. poetry is syllabic, based on a fixed number of syllables in each line that need not have the

Germanic Prosody

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R. D. Fulk

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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The earliest poetry recorded in Germanic langs. takes the form of alliterative verse (AV), in which stress, syllable

Jazz Poetry

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M. D. Jones

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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The diverse range of instrumental and vocal music categorized as jazz (and its precursor and counterpart, *blues) functioned

Pause

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T. Cable

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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The question of pause in poetry is one of unexpected complexity because any answer implies far-reaching assumptions. In general, temporal

Prosodic Feature Analysis of Verse

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D. H. Chisholm

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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A system of metrical analysis developed by Karl Magnuson and Frank G. Ryder in the late 1960s and early 1970s

Rhythm

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D. Attridge

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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I. Features of Rhythm II. Rhythm versus Meter III. Analysis of Rhythm

Although when it was first used in Eng.,

Rubāʿī

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F. D. Lewis

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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A *monorhyme *quatrain originating in the Persian trad. and subsequently adapted into other Islamicate lits. The term rubāʿī

Scansion

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T. Steele

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (4 ed.)

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I. Definition and History II. Notation III. Meter, Rhythm, and Scansion IV. Pros and Cons of Scansion

I. Definition and

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