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The cadence is a prosodic form developed by the American Imagists (Fletcher, Hulme, Pound, Lowell) around 1910. The basic idea is that each line corresponds to a breathing bow. In his famous collection of poems "Cathay", Ezra Pound uses the "line-sentence", in which each line comprises a sentence, as the basis for the cadence. In Germany the cadence became influential after 1945 for poets like Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Nicolas Born or Jürgen Becker.