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A-Z: General definitions: Paeon
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.
In all languages, some syllables are pronounced with more of an emphasis than others. In poetry of many languages, this becomes a significant means of patterning. The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables within a line of verse is called its
A metric foot in a line of verse, consisting of a stressed syllable followed by an unstressed. It is thus a falling metre.
A unit of metre or foot, consisting of a stressed syllable followed by two unstressed ones. It is thus a falling metre, like the trochaic.
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