Syzygy (poetry)

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For the metrically corresponding scenes in Greek Old Comedy, see Aristophanes#Parabasis.

In poetry, a syzygy is the combination of two metrical feet into a single unit, similar to an elision.

Consonantal or phonetic syzygy is also similar to the effect of alliteration, where one consonant is used repeatedly throughout a passage, but not necessarily at the beginning of each word.