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cae·su·ra also ce·su·ra (s -zh r , -z r ). n. pl.

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fancy than the impressive caesura of the act of birth would have us believe.
Ligeti's stylistic caesura
caesura' (Ligeti 1983) or a 'stylistic crisis' (Searby 2010, title & p. xv).

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Gregory Linington, an actor at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, goes to a
Then, he marked all the caesuras, or pauses in lines of verse. An example of a caesura comes in Mark Anthony's otf-quoted line in "Julius Caesar": "Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears.
Comics Creator Del Connell, 1918-2011: A Long-Overdue, Super Goof-y Appreciation
Kids of my age had no Disney ambassadors to look to; a perfunctory, forgettable Mickey Mouse Club aired from '77-'79, but it didn't take: America remained caught in the grip a Mouseketeer drought, a post-Funicello, pre-Timberlake caesura.
A Celebration of Harold Pinter, Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh
And I love the aggressive caesura Sands honours at the end of a short poem: "Before they drop... let me say this...
Philip Levine and Other Mediocrities: What it Takes to Ascend to the Poet
"Labor Day," from The Triumph of Achilles, is occasion only to remember her father's death a year ago, which the poet processes conclusively with this profound insight about the length of a human life: "Not a sentence, but a breath, a caesura.

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Caesura - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In meter, a caesura is a complete stop in a line of poetry. The plural form of caesura is caesuras or caesurae.
Caesura - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
plural cae·suras or cae·su·rae \-ˈzyu̇r ē, -ˈzhu̇r-\. Definition of CAESURA. 1.
Lynch, Literary Terms — Caesura
Caesura is a pause somewhere in the middle of a verse.
Caesura | Define Caesura at
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Poetry Center San Jose | Cæsura
includes the 2009 Caesura Poetry Contest winners, and an interview with Nils Peterson, Poet Laureate of Santa Clara County. $8.

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