Caesura nedir? Caesura örnekleri. Caesura türleri nelerdir. Caesura tanımı. Edebiyatta ve şiirde caesura kullanımının önemi nedir?

Caesura nedir?

Caesura (okunuşu: sizura:) bir dörtlüğün içindeki duraksama ya da kısa aralara verilen bir addır. Ancak bu, o dörtlüğün adı değil yalnızca bir özelliğidir. Caesura kullanımı, yalnızca şiirle kısıtla değil edebiyatta da özellikle drama gibi sık sık yer bulmaktadır.

Caesura, is a break in a verse where one phrase ends and the following phrase begins. It may be a comma, a tick, or two lines, either slashed (//) or upright (||).

This break may vary between the slightest perception of silence all the way up to a full pause. Considered a breath, a caesura in music represents a similar break or pause. The length of a caesura where notated is at the discretion of the conductor. In choral works a brief caesura may be notated where singers are to catch their breath.

The plural of “caesura” is “caesurae” and it means “cut” in Latin.

Caesura refers to a break or pause in the middle of a line of verse.

Caesura is a feature of verse, not prose, but that doesn’t mean it’s exclusively restricted to poetry. In drama, notably the plays of William Shakespeare, there are often characters who speak in verse, and these characters may have caesurae in their lines.

Caesura örnekleri

Example 1

In the first line of Emily Dickinson’s “I’m Nobody! Who Are You?“:   I’m no | body! || Who are | you?

Example 2

The lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner” contain many caesurae, including the opening line: “Oh, say can you see || by the dawn’s early light…”

Example 3

Children’s rhymes often have caesurae as well, for example in the rhyme “Song of Sixpence,” which contains the line “Four and twenty blackbirds, || baked in a pie.”

Example 4

To be or not to be, || that is the question (William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”)

Nearly every performance of this line includes a caesura after the comma. Some actors might choose to read the line straight through with no pause, but it might sound a bit odd – try it out loud and see what the line sounds like without a caesura.

Caesura çeşitleri

Caesurae are categorized based on where they appear in the line. Thus, there are three types:

  • Initial Caesura: this is when the pause appears at or near the beginning of the line.
  • Medial Caesura: the most common type of caesura, this is a pause in the middle of the line. Most of the examples in this article are medial caesura.
  • Terminal Caesura: a pause appearing at or near the end of the line.


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