Origin of run-on
Examples from the Web for run-on
Historical Examples of run-on
Twelve lines, or three fourths of the whole number, are "run-on."Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism
F. V. N. Painter
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
A run-on line should be read closely with the following line with only a slight pause to indicate the line-unit.
The rhythm of the meter is also varied by the alternating of end-stopped and run-on lines, as in the last quotation.
The chief sources of variety are substitution, pause, run-on lines, and division.The Principles of English Versification
Paull Franklin Baum