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Poetry Definition

Prosody is the study of the meter, rhythm, and intonation of a poem.



Standard Definition

[n] the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
[n] the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
[n] a system of versification


inflection - (3 syllables), poetic rhythm - (4 syllables), rhythmic pattern - (4 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Pros"o*dy\, n. [L. prosodia the tone or accent of a syllable, Gr. ? a song sung to, or with, an accompanying song, the accent accompanying the pronunciation; ? to + ? song, ode: cf. F. prosodie. See {Ode}.] That part of grammar which treats of the quantity of syllables, of accent, and of the laws of versification or metrical composition.