noun, plural ar·ses [ahr-seez] /ˈɑr siz/.
Origin of arsis
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The chief variations arise from resolution of the first arsis, cning lmhtig El.
The sub-type A3 is type A with alliteration on the second arsis only and is limited almost entirely to the first hemistich.
Examples of the resolution of the second arsis are less numerous, as wldor cninge El.
A strengthened thesis occurs only after the second arsis; this sub-type might therefore be designated A3b.
With arsis monosyllabic, the strong tendency is to make the thesis short.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.