The insertion of one or more unstressed syllables at the
beginning of a line where the poetical metre would normally demand
a stressed syllable. For example, the “And” which opens the second
line of Blake's “The Tiger” is logically an unstressed word but
stands in a place where the rhythm requires a stress:
When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
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