METRE ((terpuc?, sc. rFxvf, from Gr. Or poi', measure) , in
See also:prosody, the harmonious and regulated disposition of syllables into
See also:verse . Metrical
See also:form is distinguished from
See also:prose by the uniformity of corresponding lines in relation to the number of syllables and the similarity of final sound (
See also:rhyme orassonance), by the repetition of certain letters at
See also:regular intervals (in alliterative measure), or merely by the regular succession of ups and
See also:downs of intonation . In
See also:ancient classic
See also:poetry the measure which creates the metrical form consists only of this last quantitative
See also:element, which is rhythm . For the rules and divisions of the various metrical systems, see VERSE . For the restricted use of " metre " as a unit of measurement, see METRIC
See also:SYSTEM below .
METOPE (Gr. ierbml, a middle space)
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