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  • 1: in modern prosody : a usually rhetorical break in the flow of sound in the middle of a line of verse
    2: Greek & Latin prosody : a break in the flow of sound in a verse caused by the ending of a word within a foot
    3: break, interruption
    4: a pause marking a rhythmic point of division in a melody

    "The words are normal Law & Order words, but you wouldn't know it: Goldblum turns dialogue inside-out with stylized speech and a range of pregnant pauses, looping his eyes around the room with each caesura as if tracking an imagined hummingbird."
    --Slate

    June 30, 2009

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