Hovering Stress (23 words)

Literary/ Cultural Context Note

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


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

Editors. "Hovering Stress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=520, accessed 22 October 2016.]