Hovering Stress

(23 words)
  • Editors

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

Citation:
Editors. "Hovering Stress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=520, accessed 23 July 2014.]