Caesura

Entertainment / Literature / Caesura: (pluralcaesurae): A pause separating phrases within lines of poetry--an important part of poetic rhythm. The term caesura comes from the Latin 'a cutting' or 'a slicing.' Some editors will indicate a caesura by inserting a slash (/) in the middle of a poetic line. Others insert extra space in this location. Others do not indicate the caesura typographically at all.

Half-Line

Life Style / Poetry / Half-Line: part of a line bounded by a caesura or some upper limit of syllables or stresses. MORE

Hemistich

Life Style / Poetry / Hemistich: part of a line bounded by a caesura or some upper limit of syllables or stresses. MORE

Silent Stress

Life Style / Poetry / Silent Stress: A noticeable pause or musical rest with all the value of a beat in highly rhythmic verse. An example is the caesura that appears at the end of the first lines in (spoken-aloud) nursery rhymes such as MORE

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