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Daemon
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prosody

(noun) The study of the metrical structure of verse.

Synonyms: metrics

Usage: He was a master of meter, and contributed certain modifications to the laws of Chinese prosody which exist to the present day.
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Interesting subject. The most interesting aspect thereof is the study of prosodic divergences in different languages/literatures.
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In reading, prosody refers to the expressiveness with which a student reads. It is the intonation, rhythm, and emphasis given to words and sentences when reading out loud. Prosody is a key component in ​reading fluency.

Children can be capable of reading a passage out loud, but unless they understand what they're saying as they read it, they may not have good prosody, since their expressiveness makes all the difference.

Good prosody adds an almost musical quality to speech.

Young readers with good prosody use the elements of prosody—voice pitch, sound length, and stress on certain words and syllables—to convey meaning beyond the plain words alone.

Think of it this way: if you read an emotional passage from a book or a poem out loud in a monotone, you'll miss much of the emotion, and your listeners likely will, too. It's the reader's prosody that makes all the difference.


https://www.verywell.com/what-does-reading-with-prosody-mean-620933
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Noun 1. prosody - the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
inflection
manner of speaking, delivery, speech - your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally; "his manner of speaking was quite abrupt"; "her speech was barren of southernisms"; "I detected a slight accent in his speech"
intonation, pitch contour, modulation - rise and fall of the voice pitch
caesura - a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
enjambement, enjambment - the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
stress, accent, emphasis - the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
speech rhythm, rhythm - the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; "the rhythm of Frost's poetry"
2. prosody - (prosody) a system of versification
poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern
metrics, prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
poem, verse form - a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
versification - the form or metrical composition of a poem
cadence, metre, meter, measure, beat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
sprung rhythm - a poetic rhythm that imitates the rhythm of speech
3. prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification prosody - the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
metrics
poetics - study of poetic works
acatalectic - (prosody) a line of verse that has the full number of syllables
Alexandrine - (prosody) a line of verse that has six iambic feet
catalectic - (prosody) a line of verse that lacks a syllable in the last metrical foot
hypercatalectic - (prosody) a line of poetry having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of the last metrical foot
poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody - (prosody) a system of versification
cadence, metre, meter, measure, beat - (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
metrical foot, metrical unit, foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
iambic - of or consisting of iambs; "iambic pentameter"
dactylic - of or consisting of dactyl; "dactylic meter"
spondaic - of or consisting of spondees; "spondaic hexameter"
trochaic - of or consisting of trochees; "trochaic dactyl"
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