Isosyllabism

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Isosyllabism

 

an identical number of syllables in speech segments. Isosyllabism is used in prose (the isocolon) and especially in poetry, since it is, in particular, the basis of syllabic versification. Isosyllabism is usually accompanied by relative orderliness of other rhythm-forming elements (number of words, placement of stresses, and so on).

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