Rhythmics


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Rhythmics

 

(1) The theory of rhythm.

(2) The rhythmic features of a language, of poetry, of music, of a style, or of an author’s works (for example, Indian rhythmics, baroque rhythmics, and the rhythmics of A. S. Pushkin or Beethoven).

(3) An aspect of verse study. Unlike metrics, which establishes the rules for constructing a line of verse, rhythmics is concerned with the variety of specific forms of verse within a single correct verse measure.

(4) A system of physical exercises performed to music and designed to develop a sense of rhythm.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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