sprung rhythm


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sprung rhythm

n.
A poetic rhythm designed to imitate the rhythm of speech, in which each foot has one stressed syllable, either standing alone or followed by a varying number of unstressed syllables.

[Coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins.]

sprung rhythm

n
(Poetry) prosody a type of poetic rhythm characterized by metrical feet of irregular composition, each having one strongly stressed syllable, often the first, and an indefinite number of unstressed syllables

sprung′ rhythm`


n.
a poetic rhythm using strongly accented syllables, often juxtaposed, accompanied by an indefinite number of unaccented syllables.
[term introduced by Gerard Manley Hopkins (1877)]
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Noun1.sprung rhythm - a poetic rhythm that imitates the rhythm of speech
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Ademas, Hopkins ensayo un nuevo ritmo, el sprung rhythm, que el mismo definio como "mas cercano al ritmo de la prosa, el ritmo nativo y natural del habla .
Carole Birkan-Berz in "Traduire le rythme non iambique" (Palimpsestes 27: 81-99) also concentrates on the discordant in meter: how can Hopkins's sprung rhythm and other non-iambic meters be translated into other languages, especially French?
Hopkins's poetry, Martin shows, with its binding of the visual to the audible through diacritical marks, demands a level of visual attention in addition to oral recitation to fully invoke the power of his innovative sprung rhythm.
While Patmore's wish to revive Classical quantitative metre in English mirrors his desire for a greater degree of intellectual and moral order than the "bodily poetics" of his contemporaries would allow, Hopkins's sprung rhythm is in fact an "elegant refinement" of Spasmody, a transmutation of the shock of intense physical experience into the spiritual realm.
Hopkins's Poetics of Speech Sound: Sprung Rhythm, Lettering, Inscape.
Even his principal defender, the eventual poet laureate Robert Bridges, "was never wholly at ease with his friend's work"--surely the general public would not warm to this sprung rhythm, this new sort of poetry.
Gilman's prose approaches the condition of poetry: written in enjambed iambics, (iambic X-ameter), combined with the sprung rhythm of Gerard Manley Hopkins' revival of Old English verse.
He invented sprung rhythm because a new language was required to seek God's grace.
I was unsettled, rather, by her rigid Lacanian framework that oversimplifies such complex issues as asceticism and literary form, and by her limited knowledge of Hopkins's sprung rhythm, of Catholic Christianity, and of the Jesuit order.
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That number--which sings with a sprung rhythm appropriate to the inaugural occasion--is the first bottom-line of an Audit Bureau of Circulations audit of a total market coverage product.