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Caesura is a term in epic poetry relating to the dactylic hexameter. In Latin, caesura (plural form = caesurae) means "cut"; in epic poetry, it's a division between words that happens within a foot; it shouldn't be confused with a diaeresis (which occurs between feet). Dactylic hexameter is also known as "heroic hexameter" is a form of meter in poetry or a rhythmic scheme. It is traditionally associated with classical epic poetry in both Greek and Latin and was considered to be the Grand Style of classical poetry. It is used in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid.

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