Wtf Does This Mean?
a: Stressed syllable ~
b: an atomic nucleus in every foot
What: "Classical metre, based on syllable-length rather than stress, has a foot called the spondee (//)consisting of two heavy syllables, and one called the pyrrhic (00)consisting of two light syllables, but it can be argued that neither is possible in our stress-based metre, where the stressed syllable is like an atomic nucleus in every foot. Every alleged spondee is either two truncated feet or a normal foot with one syllable relatively stronger than the other. "
Writer: Brian Fewster
Date: Oct 15 2013 12:44 PM
a: Unstressed syllable ~
b: a coiled spring
What: "An unstressed syllable is like a person standing still; a stressed syllable is like a person stretching before exercise. An unstressed syllable is like a coiled spring; a stressed syllable is like an uncoiled spring. An unstressed syllable is like a folded up ladder; a stressed syllable is like an extended ladder."
Writer: Marnie Reed, Boston University
Date: Oct 15 2013 1:03 PM
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