What does Hypercatalectic mean?
hypercatalectic. / (ˌhaɪpəˌkætəˈlɛktɪk) / adjective. prosody (of a line of verse) having extra syllables after the last foot.
What does iambic stand for?
: a metrical foot consisting of one short syllable followed by one long syllable or of one unstressed syllable followed by one stressed syllable (as in above)
What is Catalectic line?
Definition of catalectic : lacking a syllable at the end of a line in metrical verse or ending in an incomplete foot.
What is Hypermetrical?
Having an extra syllable or syllables in excess of the normal length of a specified metrical verse line.
What is iambic in literature?
Iambic meter is the pattern of a poetic line made up of iambs. An iamb is a metrical foot of poetry consisting of two syllables—an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable, pronounced duh-DUH. An iamb can be made up of one word with two syllables or two different words.
What’s the opposite of iambic?
The reverse of an iamb is called a trochee.
What is catalectic in prosody?
catalectic – (prosody) a line of verse that lacks a syllable in the last metrical foot.
What is the meaning of iambic tetrameter?
Iambic tetrameter is a meter in poetry. It refers to a line consisting of four iambic feet. The word “tetrameter” simply means that there are four feet in the line; iambic tetrameter is a line comprising four iambs.
What does Hypometric mean?
Medical Definition of hypometria : a condition of cerebellar dysfunction in which voluntary muscular movements tend to result in the movement of bodily parts (as the arm and hand) short of the intended goal — compare hypermetria.
What is a Hypermetric syllable?
Hypermetric or hypermetrical syllables, in poetry , are syllables that are not normally included in the count of syllables for scansion. One example would be hypercatalectic syllbles added onto iambic verse to achieve a feminine rhyme.
What makes a poem iambic?
In the English language, poetry flows from syllable to syllable, each pair of syllables creating a pattern known as a poetic meter. When a line of verse is composed of two-syllable units that flow from unaccented beat to an accented beat, the rhythmic pattern is said to be an iambic meter.