A hemistich is a half-line of verse, followed and preceded by a caesura, that makes up a single overall prosodic or verse unit. In Classical poetry, the hemistich is generally confined to drama. In Greek tragedy, characters exchanging clipped dialogue to suggest rapidity and drama would speak in hemistichs (in hemistichomythia). The Roman poet Vir
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Half a line.
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[ Latin hemistichium
, Greek 'hmisti`chion
half + sti`chos
row, line, verse: confer French hémistiche
.] Half a poetic verse or line, or a verse or line not completed.
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• (n.) Half a poetic verse or line, or a verse or line not completed.
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hemistich 1. A half line of verse, especially when separated rhythmically from the rest of the line by a caesura (break or pause). 2. An incomplete, or imperfect, line of poetic verse.
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part of a line bounded by a caesura or some upper limit of syllables or stresses.
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