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A-Z: General definitions: Sprung Rhythm
DefinitionA term given by Gerard Manley Hopkins to his versification. By it he meant a rhythm which is freer than that derived from a regular metre, but not free verse as such. It does have a regular basic metre, but contains additional feet or outriders and other planned irregularities. See Scansion
The musical effect of the repetition of stresses or beats, and the speed or tempo at which these may be read.
The particular measurement in a line of poetry, determined by the pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables (in some languages, the pattern of long and short syllables). It is the measured basis of rhythm.
Verse which has no regular scansion; its structure being formed by the thought and imagery alone.
A term coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins to denote a syllable or group of syllables not to be counted in the scansion. Also called hangers.
Measuring the metre of verse, by determining the patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables, and the length of each line.
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