Reflection vs Anaclasis - What's the difference?

reflection | anaclasis |


As nouns the difference between reflection and anaclasis

is that reflection is the act of reflecting or the state of being reflected while anaclasis is the substitution of a long for a short syllable (or vice versa) to break up the rhythm of a poem.

reflection

English

Alternative forms

* reflexion

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of reflecting or the state of being reflected.
  • The property of a propagated wave being thrown back from a surface (such as a mirror).
  • Something, such as an image, that is reflected.
  • (senseid) Careful thought or consideration.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=But Richmond, his grandfather's darling, after one thoughtful glance cast under his lashes at that uncompromising countenance appeared to lose himself in his own reflections .}}
  • An implied criticism.
  • (label) The process or mechanism of determining the capabilities of an object at run-time.
  • Derived terms

    * reflectional * reflectionless * self-reflection

    See also

    * refraction * diffraction

    anaclasis

    English

    Noun

    (anaclases)
  • The substitution of a long for a short syllable (or vice versa) to break up the rhythm of a poem.
  • reflection or refraction of light or sound.
  • (medicine) The forced bending of a joint.