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Metrics denotes, firstly, the study of prosody, which it describes from systematic and historical perspectives. In this usage, it connotes a discipline on an equal footing with stylistics and editorial philology. Secondly, it can function as an umbrella term for forms of rhyme, verse form, and strophic design, and for the rules according to which these are made. In this sense, i…

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Moennighoff, Burkhard, “Metrics”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_024032>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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