Enjambment

By Ethan Von Ahsen

Definition

The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.

Explanation

This means that when you get to the end of the line you don't stop you just keep on reading it.

Example

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:

Its loveliness increases; it will never

Pass into nothingness but still will keep

A bower quiet for us, and asleep

Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

Cites

"Enjambment." Enjambment. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2013.