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  • n. Plural form of enjambment.

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Examples

  • 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.

    THE ANTHOLOGIST

  • 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

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