Caesura (Latin: “cutting”): the juncture between two grammatical units (e.g. successive phrases or clauses) when perceived as dividing a line of verse into segments, or half-lines (cola : singular colon). Caesurae may, but need not, be marked by punctuation:
|(1)||Out of this wood || do not desire to go:|
|Thou shalt remain here, || whether thou wilt or no. (A Midsummer Nights Dream 3.1.155-6)|
The caesura in the first line of Titania’s splendidly …
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Groves, Peter Lewis. "Caesura". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 October 2004
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