Origin of run-on
Examples from the Web for run-on
Twelve lines, or three fourths of the whole number, are "run-on."Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism|F. V. N. Painter
The rhythm of the meter is also varied by the alternating of end-stopped and run-on lines, as in the last quotation.
In the 1742 lines of the poem, there are 47 run-on couplets and 260 run-on lines.Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats|Barnette Miller
A run-on line should be read closely with the following line with only a slight pause to indicate the line-unit.
The dominant characteristic of this verse is its avoidance of enjambement, or run-on lines, still more of run-on couplets.English Verse|Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.