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caesuras


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caesura  \C[ae]*su"ra\,  n.;  pl  E.  {C[ae]suras},  L. 
  {C[ae]sur[ae]}  [L.  caesura  a  cutting  off  a  division,  stop, 
  fr  caedere  caesum,  to  cut  off  See  {Concise}.] 
  A  metrical  break  in  a  verse,  occurring  in  the  middle  of  a 
  foot  and  commonly  near  the  middle  of  the  verse;  a  sense  pause 
  in  the  middle  of  a  foot.  Also  a  long  syllable  on  which  the 
  c[ae]sural  accent  rests,  or  which  is  used  as  a  foot. 
 
  Note:  In  the  following  line  the  c[ae]sura  is  between  study 
  and  of 
 
  The  prop  |  er  stud  |  y  ||  of  |  mankind  |  is  man. 




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