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Teach Bazin prosody; that will console him.
Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  poetic rhythm: a system of or the study of writing verse


linguistics:  the patterns of stress and intonation in a language
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prosody prosodies
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  • Teach Bazin prosody; that will console him.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • When I began the study of Latin prosody, I devised and explained to my professor a system of signs indicating the different meters and quantities.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Orthography, etymology, syntax, and prosody, biography, astronomy, geography, and general cosmography, the sciences of compound proportion, algebra, land-surveying and levelling, vocal music, and drawing from models, were all at the ends of his ten chilled fingers.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • However lax he might be about early rising and the prosody of Vergil, he was tireless in tinkering.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt

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  • In college he had felt that prosody and Latin Composition were futile, and he had looked forward to the study of medicine as illumination.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Consider the standard texts on prosody—vast piles of meaningless words—hollow babble about spondees, iambics, trochees and so on—idiotic borrowings from dead languages.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • From them were derived the Upa-Vedas, which, delivered by Brahma, treat of medicine, archery, architecture, music, and the four-and-sixty mechanical arts; the Ved-Angas, revealed by inspired saints, and devoted to astronomy, grammar, prosody, pronunciation, charms and incantations, religious rites and ceremonies; the Up-Angas, written by the sage Vyasa, and given to cosmogony, chronology, and geography; therein also are the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, heroic poems, designed for the…
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
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Associated words [difficulty]:   prosody [9]
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