Elision

Elision is the removal of an unstressed syllable, consonant, or letters from a word or phrase to decrease the number of letters, or syllables while mixing words in poetry. We replace the missing part with an apostrophe. Typically, the poet will replace the middle or end letter or syllable to shorten the word, or phrase. Use this technique to force a word to fit your poem’s rhythm or to create flow. May get the poet around a restriction placed on the number of syllables in a line like in an Iambic Pentameter.

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