So it is difficult to see our Afghan war Clotted in the shadows near the white picnic table The rumor of war brings enjambment
back, subtly fracturing the hard-won peaceful scene.
In the second line of each, the division into hemistichs is obscured by what I call internal enjambment
: that is, the lack of a grammatically produced or reinforced caesura separating two half lines according to the pattern already established.
" is the most common answer to the question of what constitutes the difference between prose and poetry.
It argues that, in addition to the gracelessness of the Squire's use of rhetorical figures like occupatio, which have been shown as successful failures by critics such as Shirley Sharon-Zisser, Chaucer also demonstrates a clumsiness in the Squire's use of numerous poetic devices, specifically rhyme, enjambment
In a modernist fashion O'Hara has been able to--thanks to snapped off perceptions and enjambments
, a dream-like translation of Rachmaninoff's music--evoke the romance with madness and entropy itself.
In this last example, the game entirely depends upon enjambment
, particularly upon where the sense-break occurs in the lead verse spoken by Hesiod.
like snakeskin." Most haunting is the voice of a brother departing for Desert Storm, a soldier whose voice, beyond "the dark veiling pines" that "talk / to one another," enters the speaker's mind, "forever / piercing far / into [his] ears." These adroit enjambments
show just how expressive and sure Moore's line arrangements can be.
There is no Mars without Venus, I decided; the 16 glimpses of greens Valles Marineris offers are Venuses pressing through Martian enjambments
of dark, Venuses rising, minus the seashells (and minus the Venuses), from Botticelli's oceans.
Just as one persuasive theory of the cinema claims that the spectator identifies with the look of the camera, so the reader of the visually enjambed poem identifies with the speaker/viewer of the visual scene being parsed through the poem's lineation.(4) The reader feels like both the receptor of the enjambments
and whatever metaphoric turns they produce as well as the generator of their meaning, which can only be activated during the process of reading.
The lines of the second part of this poem, with their strong enjambments
, keep the mind sliding ever onto a new meaning and re-reading of the words, coming to rest first in "tremulous movement" and then later in "cut of the wings" (CEP 89), the latter being the mark of the dead butterfly.
Skoog manipulates readers' expectations with quirky enjambments
("my brother is an orange / crate of records"), frequent syntactical shifts, and the absence of most punctuation and capitalization.