sprung rhythm definition by Webster's New World
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a kind of rhythm in English poetry, based on the normal rhythms of speech and made up of a mixture of feet, each foot consisting of either a single stressed syllable or a stressed syllable followed by one or more unstressed syllables
Origin: term coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins
sprung rhythm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A poetic rhythm designed to imitate the rhythm of speech, in which each foot has one stressed syllable, either standing alone or followed by a varying number of unstressed syllables.
Origin: Coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins.