Another posts

on account of definition sentence method as it were definition melodic phrase feign of heart lofter definition marling spike beat the record stainer definition helvetic empire drearily definition morosity definition protend definition custer definition oil rings definition define eutectoid prepares cutlets diaphaneity definition dominative definition carinated definition time and again definition old maid flowers definition of textile mill monogastric definition re entrenchment thysanopterous insect define alluvial plain horseshoe arch definition kirkyard definition pond scum definition mohammedan princess equinoctial line



  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cesura See Cæsura.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cesura In prosody, a division made in a line by the termination of a word, especially when this coincides with a pause in delivery or recitation. Strictly, cesura is the division made by the termination of a word within a foot, the division occasioned by the concurrence of the end of a word with the end of a foot being called dieresis. This distinction of terms is not, however, generally observed in treating of modern poetry. A masculine cesura is one which immediately follows a syllable bearing the ictus or metrical accent; a feminine cesura is one which succeeds a metrically unaccented syllable. A cesura is called trithemimeral, penthemimeral, or hephthemimeral, according as it occurs in the middle of the second, third, or fourth foot. In the dactylic hexameter the cesura after the first of the two short syllables of the dactyl is called the trochaic cesura or cesura after the trochee (of the second, third, or fourth foot, as the case may be). In the same kind of verse a division at the end of the fourth foot is called a bucolic cesura, more accurately a bucolic dieresis. In the following examples the cesura is marked by a dagger (), the dieresis by a parallel (‖). Thus, in the lines of English heroic verse (iambic pentapody) given below there is a dieresis after the third foot of the first line, and a cesura in the fourth and third feet of the second and third lines respectively.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cesura a syllable cut off at the end of a word after the completion of a foot: a pause in a verse
    • ***


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—cædĕre, cæsum, to cut off.


In literature:

In the decasyllabic line the cesura generally followed the fourth, but sometimes the sixth, tonic syllable.
"A History of French Literature" by Edward Dowden