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synonyms for caesura

  • break
  • interval
  • pause
  • rest
  • stop

antonyms for caesura

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  • continuation
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How to use caesura in a sentence

Notice some examples where the caesura necessarily preserves a final -e from elision, as in B 3989; where tal-e occurs before al.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Hence there is no need to elide a vowel at the caesura; it must therefore be sounded clearly.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 6 (OF 7) -- INTRODUCTION, GLOSSARY, AND INDEXESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The latter syllable of profit comes at the caesura, and is easily read quickly.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 3 (OF 7)GEOFFREY CHAUCER
In verses of eleven or twelve syllables, however, the caesura is usually employed to give a break in a determined place.
LEGENDS, TALES AND POEMSGUSTAVO ADOLFO BECQUER
The caesura requires a strong accent on the syllable preceding it, and does not prevent synalepha.
LEGENDS, TALES AND POEMSGUSTAVO ADOLFO BECQUER
He, who has little respect for anything in heaven or earth, respects the uniform caesura of the Alexandrine.
MAIN CURRENTS IN NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE - 1. THE EMIGRANT LITERATUREGEORG BRANDES
On the other hand, there is often an extra light syllable before the caesura.
AN ESSAY TOWARD A HISTORY OF SHAKESPEARE IN NORWAYMARTIN BROWN RUUD
There is a pause at the caesura, so that the word for occupies the whole of the third foot.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 7) -- NOTES TO THE CANTERBURY TALESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Here out-law-e is trisyllabic, and the final e is preserved by the caesura.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 5 (OF 7) -- NOTES TO THE CANTERBURY TALESGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Even the caesura, or pause in the course of a long line, is not always easy to place.
THE BOOKLOVER AND HIS BOOKSHARRY LYMAN KOOPMAN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CAESURA

  • breakoff
  • breather
  • breathing space
  • caesura
  • coffee break
  • cutoff
  • downtime
  • halt
  • hiatus
  • interlude
  • intermission
  • interval
  • lacuna
  • layoff
  • letup
  • lull
  • pause
  • recess
  • respite
  • rest
  • suspension
  • time off
  • time-out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.