anaclasis


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a·nac·la·sis

(ă-nak'lă-sis),
1. Reflection of light or sound.
2. Refraction of the ocular media.
[G. a bending back, reflection]

anaclasis

(1) An obsolete, nonspecific term for a change in the direction of light or sound by refraction or reflection. 
(2) Forceful rupture of joint ankylosis.
(3) Refraction of an ocular medium.

a·nac·la·sis

(ă-nak'lă-sis)
1. Reflection of light or sound.
2. Refraction of the ocular media.
[G. a bending back, reflection]

anaclasis

(ă-nāk′lă-sĭs) [ ana- + -clasis]
1. Refraction or reflection of light.
2. Refraction of light in the interior of the eye.
3. Reflex action.
4. Refraction for therapeutic reasons.
5. Forcible movement of a joint in order to treat fibrous ankylosis.
anaclastic (an″ă-klas′tik), adjective
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19 to extend to the whole poem a metrical structure, the 'pherecratean' hemiambic, which he had found here and there in previous Anacreontea as isolated results of anaclasis and substitutions.(6) Nevertheless I think this metrical choice may be accounted for in a more satisfactory way.
= ibyc.; 4 = 1: the choriamb is a very frequent outcome of anaclasis in the first metron of hemiambic Anacreontea, while the anapaest in the beginning of the second iambic metron (line 3 = 7) is a quite possible replacement in iambic verses, although not very common).
The argument is enfeebled by the failure to mention level stress (though this is patent in "Wilt thou be thus" or "than for to lie") or anaclasis ("Better a thousand" and "seeing that she").