sprung rhythm


: a poetic rhythm designed to approximate the natural rhythm of speech and characterized by the frequent juxtaposition of single accented syllables and the occurrence of mixed types of feet

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sprung rhythm was in 1877

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“Sprung rhythm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sprung%20rhythm. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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