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pros·o·dy

(proz'ŏ-dē),
The varying rhythm, intensity, and frequency of speech that are interpreted as stress or intonation that aid meaning transmission.

pros·o·dy

(proz'ŏ-dē)
The varying rhythm, stress, and frequency of speech that aids meaning transmission.

prosody

(prŏs′ă-dē) [L. prosodia, accent of a syllable]
The normal rhythm, melody, and articulation of speech.
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Far from repeating the same idea three times, Williams' versification produces three statements that are both prosodically and experientially unique.
Generalizing this result, Trommer argues that all functional elements of Hungarian traditionally called "inflectional affixes" are syntactically independent functional heads integrated into the phonological word of a preceding lexical head because they are prosodically subminimal.
Generation of synthetic speech with a prosodically appropriate temporal structure is complicated as speech prosody is influenced by many factors.
Because it announces two divergent measures but readers see and/or hear only one via the printed text, the title indicates that the succeeding poem is acoustically and prosodically incomplete, gesturing toward silences and other perspectives that lie beyond those given in the narrative.
Even in its title the first poem unites the roue at the bar and the ballerina at her exercise, and prosodically the workout is sustained for over 450 lines.
Well worth reviving, this prosodically accomplished, thematically rich and brilliantly funny specimen of Romantic-era drama is discussed at greater length by Scrivener 248-50 and Davies 83-86, as well as by Patty O'Boyle "Coleridge, Wordsworth and Thelwall's Fairy of the Lake," Coleridge Bulletin 28 (2006): 63-71, and my "A 'Double-Visag'd Fate': John Thelwall and the Hapless Hope of Albion," in Poole 125-38.
While, grammatically speaking, function words are equal to lexical words, they are unequal, prosodically speaking.
four-syllable lines, syllables 2 and 4 are prosodically important
The transcript's line structure, and consequently the line structure of the English translation I give here, is prosodically motivated (see discussion of 'tone units' in Merlan 1994), that is, by the intersection of intonation patterns and major pause breaks of the Wardaman original.
The framework of gradation in a paradigm implies that one form with one pattern of two prosodically different grades is considered to be in the WEAK GRADE (aiga and aiga), and the other form or pattern type is in the STRONG GRADE (a'igo and aigo).
Robinson had a potential model for prosodically jarring and generically inventive verse in Tennyson's experiments in classical meter.
He made "The Lost Son" which is prosodically similar, but mysterious as nursery rhymes are mysterious.