from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A poetic rhythm designed to imitate the rhythm of speech, in which each foot has one stressed syllable, either standing alone or followed by a varying number of unstressed syllables.
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- noun a poetic rhythm that imitates the rhythm of speech
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins.]
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