hemistich definition

  • noun:
    • A half type of verse, specially when divided rhythmically from rest of the line by a caesura.
    • An incomplete or imperfect line of verse.
    • An approximate half-line of verse, separated from another by a caesura, frequently for remarkable result
    • An unfinished line of verse
    • 1 / 2 a poetic verse or line, or a verse or range perhaps not completed.
    • In prosody: the actual or estimated 50 % of a line or verse; one of several two commata or sections of a line divided because of the cesura or dieresis.
    • Any selection of words forming section of a line, and considered or reported alone; an incomplete or unfinished range.
    • A colon, comma, or group of legs of less extent as compared to average range, or than the various other lines of the same poem or stanza, standing metrically on it's own, or so written, as, including, an epodic range, ephymnium, or refrain.

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