enjambment

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French enjambement.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈdʒæmbmənt/

Noun[edit]

enjambment (plural enjambments)

  1. A technique in poetry whereby a sentence is carried over to the next line without pause.
    An instance of this:
    "The tide is full, the moon lies fair
    Upon the straits; - on the French coast the light
    Gleams and is gone..."
    Lines 2 - 4, "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold (1851)

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