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'''Caesura''' is a term in [[epic]] [[poetry]] relating to the [[dactylic hexameter]]. In [[Latin (language)|Latin]], caesura (plural form = caesurae) means "cut"; in epic poetry, it's a [[division]] between words that happens within a foot; it shouldn't be confused with a diaeresis (which occurs ''between'' feet). Dactylic hexameter is also known as "heroic hexameter" is a form of [[meter (poetry)|meter]] in [[poetry]] or a rhythmic scheme. It is traditionally associated with classical [[epic]] [[poetry]] in both [[Greek language|Greek]] and [[Latin (language)|Latin]] and was considered to be ''the'' Grand Style of classical poetry. It is used in [[Homer]]'s ''[[Iliad]]'' and ''[[Odyssey]]'' and [[Virgil]]'s ''[[Aeneid]]''.
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In classical Greek and Latin poetry '''Caesura''' is a [[division]] between words that happens within a foot (the word itself meaning "cut" in Latin).
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In English prosody, caesura refers to the natural break between two half-lines in a line of poetry.
  
 
==Further information==
 
==Further information==
 
* See hexametrica [http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/classics/courses/metrica/glossary.html Glossary of terms relating to dactylic hexameter]
 
* See hexametrica [http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/classics/courses/metrica/glossary.html Glossary of terms relating to dactylic hexameter]

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In classical Greek and Latin poetry Caesura is a division between words that happens within a foot (the word itself meaning "cut" in Latin).

In English prosody, caesura refers to the natural break between two half-lines in a line of poetry.

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