accentual prosody

  • 1 Accentual verse — has a fixed number of stresses per line or stanza regardless of the number of syllables that are present. It is common in languages that are stress timed such as English as opposed to syllabic verse, which is common in syllable timed languages… …

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  • 2 accentual verse — ▪ prosody       in prosody, a metrical system based only on the number of stresses or accented syllables in a line of verse. In accentual verse the total number of syllables in a line can vary as long as there are the prescribed number of accents …

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  • 3 accentual-syllabic verse — ▪ prosody       in prosody, the metrical system that is most commonly used in English poetry. It is based on both the number of stresses, or accents, and the number of syllables in each line of verse. A line of iambic pentameter verse, for… …

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  • 4 PROSODY, HEBREW — This article is a survey of the history of Hebrew poetic forms from the Bible to the present time. The entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction the variety of formal systems the specific nature of hebrew literary history …

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  • 5 prosody — prosodic /preuh sod ik/, prosodical, adj. /pros euh dee/, n. 1. the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2. a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification: Milton s prosody. 3. Ling. the stress and intonation… …

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  • 6 accentual — /əkˈsɛntʃuəl/ (say uhk senchoohuhl) adjective 1. relating to accent; rhythmical. 2. Prosody of, relating to, or characterised by syllabic accent (distinguished from quantitative). –accentually, adverb …

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  • 7 Milton's Prosody (book) — Milton s Prosody, or in full, Milton s Prosody, with a chapter on Accentual Verse and Notes is a book by Robert Bridges. It was first published by Oxford University Press in 1889, and a final revised edition was published in 1921. Bridges begins… …

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  • 8 Bridges' Prosody of Accentual Verse — In this final section of his book Milton s Prosody, Robert Bridges describes a prosody of accentual verse.Terms and notationBridges classifies the following types of syllable (alternative symbols have been added for browsers that do not display… …

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  • 9 Foot (prosody) — The foot is the basic metrical unit that generates a line of verse in most Western traditions of poetry, including English accentual syllabic verse and the quantitative meter of classical ancient Greek and Latin poetry. The unit is composed of… …

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  • 10 Inversion (prosody) — In prosody the Inversion of a foot, or anaclasis, is the reversal of the order of its elements. For example, in English Accentual syllabic verse the most common inversion by far is the reversal of the first iamb in a line of verse, thus resulting …

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  • 11 Systems of scansion — A system of scansion is a way to mark the metrical patterns of a line of poetry. In classical poetry, these patterns are based on the different lengths of each vowel sound, and in English poetry, they are based on the different stresses placed on …

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  • 12 arsis and thesis — ▪ prosody       in prosody, respectively, the accented and unaccented parts of a poetic foot. Arsis, a term of Greek origin meaning “the act of raising or lifting” or “raising the foot in beating time,” refers in Greek, or quantitative… …

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  • 13 Meter (poetry) — In poetry, meter (metre in British English) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse meter, or a certain set of meters alternating in a particular order. The study of… …

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  • 14 Poetry — This article is about the art form. For other uses, see Poetry (disambiguation). Literature Major forms Novel · Poem · Drama Short story · Novella …

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  • 15 metre — /mee teuhr/, n., v., metred, metring. Brit. meter. * * * I Basic unit of length in the metric system and the International System of Units. In 1983 the General Conference on Weights and Measures decided that the accepted value for the speed of… …

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  • 16 Chakavian dialect — Chakavian čakavica Pronunciation Spoken in Croatia Native speakers 660,000 (2001) Language famil …

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  • 17 Hymnody and Hymnology — • Hymnody means exactly hymn song , but as the hymn singer as well as the hymn poet are included under (hymnodos), so we also include under hymnody the hymnal verse or religious lyric. Hymnology is the science of hymnody or the historico… …

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  • 18 Lithuanian language — Lithuanian lietuvių kalba Spoken in Lithuania Region Europe Native speakers 3.2 million  (1998) Language family …

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  • 19 Saturnian (poetry) — Saturnian meter or verse is an old Latin and Italic poetic form, of which the principles of versification have become obscure. Only 132 complete uncontroversial verses survive. 95 literary verses and partial fragments have been preserved as… …

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  • 20 Biblical poetry — The ancient Hebrews perceived that there were poetical portions in their sacred texts, as shown by their entitling as songs or chants such passages as Exodus 15:1 19 and Numbers 21:17 20; and a song or chant (shir) is, according to the primary… …

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