Thursday, November 6, 2014

Word of the Week: Prosody

Well, it's that time of the week again! (NaNoWriMo update: 9,501 words!)

Word: prosody

How you say it: [pros-uh-dee]

What it is: noun, cannot be pluralized.

What it means: 1.) the science or study of poetic meters and versification. 2.) a particular or distinctive system of metrics and versification; Milton's prosody. 3.) Linguistics. the stress and intonation patterns of an utterance. (Definition courtesy of

Use it three times and it's yours! Using a word three times can help you remember it. 

A high score in a poetry class depends on a solid understanding of prosody.

The poems of Dr. Suess and Ogden Nash have a somewhat similar prosody.

When the stranger spoke, his prosody made it seem as though he had never heard another person speak before. 

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