April 29, 2011

Word of the Day: Caesura

Caesura \sih-ZHUR-uh; -ZUR-\ noun

1.  A break or pause in a line of verse, usually occurring in the middle of a line, and indicated in scanning by a double vertical line, ||

2.  Any break, pause, or interruption.

Origin: Caesura comes from Latin caesura, " a cutting off, a division, a stop," from the past participle of caedere, "to cut".

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