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PROSODY (Gr. rpovwSta)

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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 457 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PROSODY (Gr. rpovwSta), the art of versification (see VERSE), including as its three divisions accent, breathing and quantity. Prosody is the mode in which the discipline is deter-mined by which successive syllables are so arranged as to form verse. The Latin name for it was accentus.
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