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Caesura
Natural break in hexameter line when word end occurs within a metrical foot
Dactyl
Long syllable followed by two shorts
Diaeresis
word end with metrical foot
Diastole
Lengthening of a syllable, regularly short
Elegiac Couplet
meter of love elegy, dactylic hexameter followed by a pentameter
Elision
dropping of final vowel or m before a word beginning with a vowel or h
Hexameter
metrical line of six feet, dactyls and spondees are interchangeable cept for fifth foot dactyl and sixth foot spondee
Ictus
metrical stress of first syllable in the foot
Pentameter
five feet in two half of two feet either dactyl or spondee and a half foot of long syllable, second half has 2 dactyls with a long syllable
Spondee
metrical foot with two long syllable
Syncope
loss of a short vowel or syllable within a word
Systole
shortening of a syllable regularly long