Entertainment / Literature / Accent: (1) A recognizable manner of pronouncing words--often associated with a class, caste, ethnic group, or geographic region. Thus, Americans might be able to discern a Boston accent or a Texas accent by sound alone, or they might place a foreign speaker's origin by noting a French or Russian accent. (2) The amount of stress given to a syllable--an important component of meter. (3) Any diacritical mark.
Accent Noun Synonyms: emphasis, stress, force, prominence, accentuation, intensity, inflection, cadence, beat
Accent Verb Synonyms: accentuate, emphasize, stress, give prominence to, mark, underline, underscore, distinguish, highlight, set off or apart
Entertainment / Literature / Wrenched Accent: As Babette Deutsch phrases it, wrenched accent is 'The triumph of metrical stress over word accent when the two conflict' (195). Normally, a word like body typically has a strong stress on the first s MORE
Life Style / Poetry / Accentual Verse: Lines whose rhythm arises from its stressed syllables rather than from the number of its syllables, or from the length of time devoted to their sounding. Old english poems such as beowulf and caedmon' MORE