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line of verse that ends in a full pause, usually indicated by a mark of punctuation
practice used to describe rhythmic patterns in a poem by separating the metrical feet, counting the syllables, marking the accents and indicating the pauses
metrical foot in verse in which two unstressed syllables are followed by a stressed syllable ( ˘ ˘ ʹ )
line made up primarily of trochees; often associated with songs, chants and magic spells in English
line made up primarily of dactyls; less common to English than it is to classical Greek or Latin
metrical foot of verse in which one stressed syllable is followed by two unstressed syllables ( ʹ ˘ ˘ )
meter whose movement rises from an unstressed syllable (or syllables) to a stressed syllable; iambic and anapestic meters are examples
meter whose movement falls from a stressed to unstressed syllable (or syllables); trochiac and dactylic meters are examples
metrical foot of verse containing two stressed syllables ( ʹ ʹ ) often substituted into a meter to create extra emphasis
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