Syllable position (103 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.

Context

Syllable Position: in ictothetic metres like iambic pentameter the line is most effectively described not as a number of syllables but as a sequence of abstract syllable-positions: normally each position is occupied by one syllable, but under certain conditions there may be two (see syncopation, elision, feminine ending) or none (see

Citation:
Groves, Peter Lewis. "Syllable position". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 June 2007
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