Entry from US English dictionary
The absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse.
- The concept of catalexis and the catalectic verse is important in the study of the anapaestic dimeter.
- Actually a mixed meter with anapests and iambs and some nice catalexis thrown in.
- Maybe something they've internalized about rhythm leads them to create a catalexis instead of planning out a catalexis ahead of time.
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