Hovering Stress

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A metrical accent that could be placed equally well on either of two adjacent syllables so that it seems to hover between them.

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Editors. "Hovering Stress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=520, accessed 19 April 2014.]