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  • adj. continued without a pause


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  • Chaucer; and the heroic couplet, handled in the free, "enjambed" fashion of Hunt and Keats.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • "enjambed," very mobile, and in the right hands admirably fluent and adaptable couplet, which William Browne and Chamberlayne practised in the early and middle seventeenth century, which Leigh Hunt revived and taught to Keats, and of which, later than Mr Arnold himself, Mr

    Matthew Arnold

  • "enjambed" from the previous one -- is strange to him, or sparingly used by him, or used without success.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • Instead of marking the transition from octave to sestet with the traditional change in rhyme, the poet shifts from enjambed to endstopped lines.

    The Little Professor:

  • Unless the line is forcibly enjambed and then, to my ear, it sounds bad.


  • Your text has the energy, the enjambed imagery of a found and/or sculpted text—flarf or recombined.

    Vanessa Place, Round One

  • Erotically enjambed in our loft bed, Clea patrolled my utterances for subject, verb, predicate, as a chef in a five-star kitchen would minister a recipe, insuring that a soufflé or sourdough would rise.

    ‘The King of Sentences’ « Gerry Canavan

  • His free verse is aggressively enjambed: the only stopped lines are those that finish his sentences.

    Dance Of Death

  • The Sceptic's enjambed couplets manage the swelling cadences characteristic of Romantic blank verse, but they also support the poem's claims to epic action and "public performance" [1].

    A Tour of the Sceptic

  • "How could Zeke have known?" was the question that enjambed "What is. real, any - way?"

    In Other Worlds


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