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a definite pause within a line of poetry, often signalled by a punctuation mark. This feature may be used more than once in a line, or when there is no pause at the end of the previous line. E.g. â?¦ And think that I may never live to trace / Their shadows, with the magic hand of chance; / And when I feel, fair creature of an hour, / That I shall never look upon thee more ... (Keats).