Quid est ” || ” ?
Only now making a first study of the terrific Scaevola posts, I’ve come to ” || ” in the scansion parts. Is it a two-beat pause?
For example, in (#4) the couplet is six and six; therefore couple of beats of silence after that singleton ” ° ” is the only way I can make the second line really be six:
Form = Elegiac Couplet
X / X / X / X / D / Y
X / X / ° || D / D / ˉ
(It could be a convenient moment of silence in which to wonder whether Parallels is slowing down my system, or if I would notice even if it were, since I am even slower.)