Accentual



of or relating to or stress.
Prosody. of or relating to poetry based on the number of stresses, as distinguished from poetry depending on the number of syllables or quantities.
Contemporary Examples

Sherwood Forest, for instance, is a killing field of accentual integrity.
Stars Who Can’t Do Accents Richard Rushfield December 8, 2010

Historical Examples

Rebus sic stantibus, what’s the use of talking about quantitative and accentual verse, as if they were really two kinds of verse?
The Voice and Spiritual Education Hiram Corson

The series of values for the four accentual positions follows.
Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 Various

In the other hymn, also to the Cross, assonance and rhyme foretell the coming transformation of metre to accentual verse.
The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) Henry Osborn Taylor

First, the quantitative character of the ancient rhythms as opposed to the accentual character of English verse.
A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper

And he expounds the English accentual verse-system with clearness and vigor.
English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

Under these circumstances there can, I think, be little doubt as to the literary parentage of Spenser’s accentual measure.
Pastoral Poetry and Pastoral Drama Walter W. Greg

The main law for all accentual versification is this, that verse-accent must always coincide with word-accent.
A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper

accentual verses of four, six, and seven feet were already familiar long before Chaucer’s time.
English Verse Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.

For these, too, the general law observed in all accentual poetry holds good, viz.
A History of English Versification Jakob Schipper

adjective
of, relating to, or having accents; rhythmic
(prosody) of or relating to verse based on the number of stresses in a line rather than on the number of syllables Compare quantitative (sense 3)

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