Hovering Stress (23 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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

Context

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

Citation:
Editors. "Hovering Stress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=520, accessed 03 December 2016.]