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Word: prosody

Definition: art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse


Sentences Containing 'prosody'

His wrote works deleaing with array of subjects from prosody to logic to theology.
In the former category, this rhythmic usage was characteristic of compositions from the 1920s and 1930s by Gustav Holst. Septuple bars are found, for example, in passages in his opera "The Perfect Fool" (1918–22)—notably the two "earth" themes in the ballet of the elements, and the arrival of the Princess, which is "a genuine example of the septuple measure as distinct from those arising merely from prosody"—and in "A Choral Fantasia", op.
Note: The prosody, rhyming patterns, and language of the anonymous ad-hoc piece below contain no attributes of the original, or of the canons of Slovak Romantic poetry.
On the other hand, original English words as well as words of Malay and Tamil origin are non-tonal. Prosody.
People with Williams syndrome tend to use speech that is rich in emotional descriptors, high in prosody (exaggerated rhythm and emotional intensity), and features unusual terms and strange idioms.
Prosody is often one of the most noticeable differences between its dialects.
The distinction between "restrictive", or "integrated", relative clauses and "non-restrictive", or "supplementary", relative clauses in English is marked by prosody (in speaking) and punctuation (in writing): a non-restrictive relative clause is typically preceded by a pause in speech or a comma in writing, whereas a restrictive clause normally is not.
The principal characteristics of the head-rhyming is influenced both by syllabic and moric prosody.
The prosody features both stress and in most dialects tonal qualities.
They are generally separated into six major groups, with common characteristics of prosody, grammar and vocabulary.
William Alexander Clouston concluded that this fundamental part of Arabic prosody originated with the Bedouins or Arabs of the desert, as, in the nomenclature of the different parts of the line, one foot is called "a tent-pole", another "tent-peg" and the two hemistichs of the verse are called after the folds or leaves of the double-door of the tent or "house".

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