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  • This word was used by Brenda Wineapple in her book White Heat when discussing Emily Dickinson"s poetry

    April 15, 2009

  • enjambment |en?jam(b)m?nt| (also enjambement)

    noun

    (in verse) the continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.

    ORIGIN mid 19th cent.: from French enjambement, from enjamber ‘stride over, go beyond,’ from en- ‘in’ + jambe ‘leg.’

    April 15, 2009