from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of enjambment.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It's undeniable that Mr. Wilbur's tight-lipped formality and his traditional menu of topics—nature and art uppermost—were out of touch with the naked emotionalism and the shaggy enjambments of the post-Beat generation.

    A Great Living Poet's Rare Art of Reticence

  • At first I focused on the form more than anything, noticing the beats, the enjambments, the end-stops, and trying to figure out the individual feet, but I didn't analyze it that far.

    Poem a day

  • Keats, bless his self-taught genius soul, came up with some scary enjambments.


  • And notice what Barbara Guest gains by playing this coiled syntax off against her line breaks: telling enjambments like "taste the dark/grapes" and "coupling mind/and heart"--reminding us that when mind and heart are joined, they join dissimilar things in poetic vision.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • (I intended only to quote one line, but the enjambments and the surprising accumulation of images in line after line kept me quoting, not able to decide where to stop — it is the power of the poem — just its physical power).

    “The Windhover” : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • The diaries are filled with enjambments of the mundane and the magical: William is interrupted while writing the opening lines of the "Immortality Ode" by the arrival of cartload of dung for him to work into the garden.

    Friend, Soulmate and Sister

  • The lyric is an "early song," sung on the dawn of a May morning with the early charm of the English Renaissance song still blossoming in its shifting meters and exuberant enjambments.

    'The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton'

  • Savitri is so likeable as there are no enjambments; so why create artificial chasms?

    The wholeness of the poem receives a dent

  • Other poets who use, as she does, short lines, a conversational pace and frequent enjambments can feel rushed or wild.

    NYT > Home Page

  • -- her links go to no other poetry pages (unless you count Moby and Melissa Ethridge) -- her poetry shows no evidence of having read other poetry, lacking rhyme, alliteration, meter, wordplay, interesting enjambments, etc.

    Rosie's poetry


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.