- the running on of the thought from one line, couplet, or stanza to the next without a syntactical break.
Origin of enjambment
Examples from the Web for enjambment
Historical Examples of enjambment
Now Bartels points out that in Layamons verse there is no enjambment and no beginning of a clause in the middle of a half-line.
The piece is vigorous, if not quite Clevelandish in the presence of some enjambment, and the absence of extravagant conceit.Minor Poets of the Caroline Period, Vol III
Enjambment, en-jamb′ment, n. in verse, the continuation of a sentence beyond the end of the line.
- prosody the running over of a sentence from one line of verse into the next