Acatalectic

Entertainment / Literature / Acatalectic: A 'normal' line of poetry with the expected number of syllables in each line, as opposed to a catalectic line (which is missing an expected syllable) or a hypercatalectic line (which has one or more extra syllables than would normally be expected, perhaps due to anacrusis). See discussion under catalectic.

Catalectic

Entertainment / Literature / Catalectic: In poetry, a catalectic line is a truncated line in which one or more unstressed syllables have been dropped. For instance, acephalous or headless lines are catalectic, containing one fewer syllable t MORE

Acatalexis

Entertainment / Literature / Acatalexis: The use of acatalectic lines in poetry--see discussion under catalectic. MORE

Hypercatalectic

Entertainment / Literature / Hypercatalectic: A hypercatalectic line is a line of poetry with extra syllables in it beyond the expected number due to anacrusis, as opposed to a acatalectic line (which is missing one or more expected syllables) or MORE

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