“1. The theory and practice of versification; (in technical use) the branch of knowledge which deals with the forms of metrical composition, and formerly also with the pronunciation of words, esp. as this relates to versification; (more generally) the patterns of rhythm and sound used in poetry. As a count noun: a metrical form or scheme; a treatise on metrical composition (obs.).”
“Because she understood the principals of prosody, her poetry, which made effective use of rhythm and meter, was not prosaic.”
“prosody, n.” OED Online. Oxford University Press, March 2014. Web. 16 April 2014.