Meaning of stichometry

sti•chom•e•try

Pronunciation: (sti-kom'i-trē), [key]
— n.
  1. the practice of writing a prose text in lines, often of slightly differing lengths, that correspond to units of sense and indicate phrasal rhythms.
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