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(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.

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Culler (162) acknowledges my work in rhythmics and poetics and gives a brief summary.
Lamia withstood stiff competition from 26 girls from over 17 countries in the A category (it's the toughest competition in Rhythmics Gymnastics) to finish with 8.
The general rhythmic characteristics of poetry are quite similar to that of prose.
For a classification that would be neither graphic nor formal it was necessary, in seeking the reserves of poetic form, to speak of the syllable, understood not overly schoLastically, but rather as a rhythmic particle.
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They train through the city of Eugene's Prima Rhythmics program at Sheldon Community Center, and are coached by former Bulgarian Olympian Ekaterina Ivanova.
The rhythmics of the nomadological war machine is therefore also, to wit, "not harmonic" (390), contra the myth of harmonious relations within conventional communities.
67) Essentially, then, the temporal evolution of each action was assured by the internalization of the rhythmics that composed, contained, and maintained it.
Yet, it is one of my personal favorites (I love the rhythmics of that book and the overall mystical quality of it).
In this chapter, the metaphors become maritime, with Guzman described as a reptile: "However, this reptile is one of the amphibia and comes from the sea, as do the rhythmics of the novel which, as far back as the Byzantine Greek story, acquires a frequency from the Mediterranean that it brings ashore, just as the sailor, merchant, or wayfarer carries with him to the land the peaks and depressions that his inner ear has conformed to in consonance with the waves" (72).
Robert Abramson, professor of rhythmics at the Juilliard School, has long been internationally recognized as the preeminent authority on Dalcroze Eurhythmics, the century-old method of teaching music through movement.
While Talgung's eighty-six chapters, without obvious linkage to one another, each bearing its own rhythmics, thematics, logic, and chronological order, could be mystifying to some, its complex structure, reminiscent of Arnold Schoenberg's atonal music with its twelve-tone "serial" technique, may be intriguing to others.