Prose is written in a formal, often poetic style. Prosody is the use of syntax, words, and phrases to create an emotional effect.

  • The author uses a lot of prosody to create an emotional effect.

  • The poet uses prosody to show the emotional effects of the poem.

Definition of prosody


(prosody) a system of versification


poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern


the study of poetic meter and the art of versification




the patterns of stress and intonation in a language



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Example Sentences for prosody

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    Prosody is the study of the meter, rhythm, and intonation of a poem.

  • 2

    It's important for the prosody of the dialect itself.

  • 3

    This can be thought of as an equivalent of prosody.

  • 4

    But the poem is commonly used to indicate prosody.

  • 5

    He is trying to follow the prosody of a poem.

  • 6

    The same could be said for poetics and prosody.

  • 7

    The usage elsewhere seems to be about prosody in general.

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    They are failing mainly due to deficits in prosody and coverage.

  • 9

    The details of a language's prosody depend upon its phonology.

  • 10

    What about the comments on his imagery, themes and prosody