Entertainment / Literature / Cadence: The melodic pattern just before the end of a sentence or phrase--for instance an interrogation or an exhortation. More generally, the natural rhythm of language depending on the position of stressed and unstressed syllables. Cadence is a major component of individual writers' styles. A cadence group is a coherent group of words spoken as a single rhythmical unit, such as a prepositional phrase, 'of parting day' or a noun phrase, 'our inalienable rights.'
Cadence Noun Synonyms: measure, beat, rhythm, tempo, accent, pulse, metre, lilt, swing
Entertainment / Music / Deceptive Cadence: A chord progression that seems to lead to resolving itself on the final chord: but does not. MORE
Entertainment / Literature / Scansion: The act of 'scanning' a poem to determine its meter. To perform scansion, the student breaks down each line into individual metrical feet and determines which syllables have heavy stress and which hav MORE