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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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The rhythm and punctuated caesuras lead to the close, another half line, and we are devastated.
But if Ross, with his strange enchantments, is right, or at least lovable, when he says that "enchanted truth belongs to hobgoblins and fairies witches and demons lesser and greater gods," and that enchantment "belongs to them because it belongs to all things, in their nooks and crannies, in their caesuras, the breaks and ruptures that compose their bodies, that interrupt their minds and spirits" (188), then Ross will nourish a sense of fantasy that believes in itself as fantasy.
Figure 1 gives several examples of caesuras that separate incises (such as in mm.
Caesuras within lines tend to come before simple modifying clauses, for example, "But I unhappy man, whom cruell fate" and "But when they came, where thou thy skill didst showe." Where lines are not end-stopped, they are enjambed in the softest imaginable manner: "And from the fountaine, where they sat around, / Renne after hastely thy silver sound." There is also very little initial inversion of accent (trochaic inversion) either at the head of or within lines; the exceptions tend to be with proper names: "Colin, to heare thy rymes and roundelayes" ("June" 49), "Thenot to that I choose, thou doest me tempt" ("November" 49).
The three-acre puddle teems with inspiration and life--from the turtles lounging in the sun on fallen tree branches to the tadpoles at the shore that resemble tiny swimming caesuras. Branching off from the oval driveway is a paved nature-walk that leads into woods, rich with the mystery of gelatinous mushrooms, flashes of deer and a benign river stocked with bass.
The last poem in At the Mercy Seat, a book for all seasons, could aptly serve as McCaslin's arspoetica: Her art stands witness to itself in bright caesuras where we fall into language.
He glitters, he unnerves, he has a python-like heaviness of limb and he gets a lot of mileage out of his special Goldblum time gaps, his caesuras, as in "Your mother's in the (!!!) hospital," or "This is Rachel.
105), he writes in "A Horse For the Stranger." The vision is always distinctly his own and simultaneously that of his people, expressed in a modernist Ara bic verse of dislocated lines, where the caesuras break freely on their own logic of loss.
no absolute caesuras in history, but there are bends in the road, some of which have the effect of occluding the traveler's view quite quickly.
The verses in this sonnet on the Buttes-Chaumont in Paris, with frequent breaks in meter just before the enjambment, read like a jazz score filled with musical caesuras: "Mais tout Paris / Qu'un ciel de printemps sombre endeuille, / Tremble sur ses bases.
Metrical feet, as he should know, cross word-boundaries and even syntactical boundaries (caesuras).
Written in an idiom that is direct, terse, and brimming with the vernacular of the railroad song, the poem is marked by a series of caesuras that punctuate the lines.
Favouring C2 and B1 caesuras, which occur in the middle of the line, Aldhelm discloses his vernacular roots.
While Townend, 127, notes the absence of post-Aratea spondaic fifths and Courtney, 151, notes the absence of both the spondaic hexameter and the trochaic fourth, one must note that there is, in fact, only one spondaic hexameter in the Aratea and only two trochaic fourth caesuras.
Such caesuras in Blow up the trumpet in Sion at (e.g.) bar 97/114-unnecessary because Purcell has taken care to allow a short crotchet instead--appear in 1994JS, RK3 and 1987RM, and (slightly) in 1993PH: only Leonhardt (1969) goes so slowly to begin with that he manages without one.