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noun as in interruption

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This is a detail from "Caesura" by Emily Henretta, on view now at Room East in New York.

Notice some examples where the caesura necessarily preserves a final -e from elision, as in B 3989; where tal-e occurs before al.

Hence there is no need to elide a vowel at the caesura; it must therefore be sounded clearly.

The latter syllable of profit comes at the caesura, and is easily read quickly.

In verses of eleven or twelve syllables, however, the caesura is usually employed to give a break in a determined place.

The caesura requires a strong accent on the syllable preceding it, and does not prevent synalepha.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to caesura, such as: break, interval, pause, rest, and stop.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.