Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An arrangement of words characteristic of Hebrew poetry, in which the rhythm consists not in a rise and fall of accent or quantity of syllables, but, as it were, in a pulsation of sense rising and falling through the parallel, antithetic, or otherwise balanced members of each verse; parallelism.

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Examples

  • It assists the mind in grasping the sense-rhythm, -- the design of the piece as a whole.

    A Study of Poetry

  • His metrical movements are full of the same joy in “fretwork "effects ” verse-rhythm and sense-rhythm constantly crossing where the reader expects them to coincide. [

    Robert Browning

  • His metrical movements are full of the same joy in "fretwork" effects -- verse-rhythm and sense-rhythm constantly crossing where the reader expects them to coincide. [

    Robert Browning

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