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a pause or interruption (as in a conversation)

a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line

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It is at this juncture, in marking the ultimate legal violence that redaction enables, that we can even begin to think about the ways in which we can stage diagnoses and protests, make alliances and solidarities, to disrupt the continuing mechanisms of biopolitical caesurae. The Senate Intelligence committee report referenced earlier in the Introduction is a useful document, which may offer an official account of the 'abuse' of power.
Now this observation is consistent with the fact that both in English and French poetry the overwhelming majority of caesurae in decasyllabic lines occur after the fourth position.
Citing a passage from Henry VIII (1.1.168-93), McDonald upholds Buckingham's speech, without further examination, as a "showcase for the late Shakespearean style, displaying most of its hyperbatonic properties: intrusions, elliptical phrases, embedded clauses, loose connections among grammatical elements, regular enjambment, numerous light and weak endings, playfulness with caesurae, stops near the end of the line, all this amounting to a kind of jagged music, but music nonetheless" (138).
(7) I am equating the hemistich here with Pushkin's caesura, since the rules concerning caesurae are different in English verse.
An extensive use of caesurae, ruptures, and pauses foregrounds once more the impossibility of temporal continuity between present and past.
Nonetheless Boeder shows himself quite ready to acknowledge other historical caesurae; as genuine epistemic possibilities, they lie within the horizon of human reason, which in its relation to reality as a whole continually experiences itself anew and thus in a variety of ways.
Throughout, Pite is alert to the importance of pacing, rhythm, caesurae, and the positioning of stress.
He notes that Lucretius and Cicero both have 2-strong, 3-strong and 4-strong about one-third of the time, but that Cicero has 3-strong and 4-strong over 50% of the time while Lucretius has those caesurae only about 12%.