"Prosodic features" is a term that encompasses the linguistic features of intonation, stress, and rhythm. These features are central to spoken and written communication in English and are different in English than in some other languages.

* Confusion shameremorse despair." Within the duple iambic framework, note where pauses occur. You'll note there are none within the first line, although there is a significant pause at the end of the first line, a pause that separates the first from the second line.